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 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 Moose, the big collection of high-quality stock photos
illustrations Ouch! , a library of vector illustrations and collages
Photo Creator Photo Creator, free collage maker with AI technologies to make custom photos
Vector Creator Vector Creator, free collage maker to make custom illustrations for your designs
Fugue Fugue, royalty free music for videos of any kind
Lunacy 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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