We’ve launched a new blog. It’s pretty now. Somehow, I feel older.

I have a personal relationship with it. Icons8 started as a WordPress installation with a couple of pages. It took me 4 hours for all: custom design, functionality, content, coding.

We professionalized since then. The world professionalized. Whatever we have now as a company blog, was a leading industry magazine back then.

But still, if someone would say redesigning a WordPress blog could take 6 months, I wouldn’t believe it. Here’s why it took so long:

  1. That includes migrating of a crapload of data, plugins, and formatting.
  2. That includes closing the technical debt of countless plugins and custom code. I wouldn’t even launch it locally after several years, and I spent several days googling and bugging the team.
  3. The team wasn’t busy full time with it.

But still, things become hard. They take longer. Nothing is easy. It feels like becoming old. What’s next? Taking several minutes to start peeing?

Anyway! We have a new blog.

Ivan Braun, founder of Icons8

Try tools for creators by the Icons8 team:


Icons8, a library of about 130K+ icons and clip art images

Offline app icons8

Offline app and plugins to drag’n’drop icons and clip art to any design tools


Moose, the big collection of high-quality stock photos


Ouch! , a library of vector illustrations and collages

Background Remover

Background Remover, AI-based online tool for removing background from any photo

Mega Creator

Mega Creator, online tool for creating visual content from pre-made elements


Fugue, royalty free music for videos of any kind


Lunacy, free graphic design software with built-in design resources

Smart Upscaler

Smart Upscaler, image upscaler to enlarge and enhance images using AI

Generated Photos

Generated Photos, unique, worry-free model photos generated by AI

Also, get the lists of free vector software and free photo editing software.
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