You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author
So how am I going to attribute an author if I'm using their icons in a mobile app? That seems like quite a bit of extra work.
I don't want to sound unappreciative, this is an awesome project, but I need a "how to use CC attribution art for dummies".
On the other hand, StackExchange is more onerous - they require a link to SX, a link to each author, each author's name, links to each author's profile, and a text blurb indicating that the content is from SO. Oh, and no "nofollow" links, or JS tricks - they want the google juice.
You also need to ensure that derivative work is also CC, if there is a -SA clause (which I think is the case for both wikipedia and SX.
It should all be there in the TOS page.
If they author/site doesn't say, just link back to them, and include a short blurb (i.e. "by <username> at <website>". Really, that's likely to be all they want. If they cared about the legalities, they probably include them in the TOS. Or email them, asking for clarification.
SO's insistence on non-obfuscated links doesn't make much sense to me, though. Users retain copyright to the content they submit to SO, so it's them, not SO, who say which attribution they would like. SO could require some sort of attribution to be sufficient (like Wikipedia does), but users are free to say that they accept any sort of attribution besides that, even one which does not credit SO at all.
"When using a CC Attribution work created by us, please attribute it to The Noun Project and include a link whenever possible." (the post goes into more detail for CC-BY in general as well)
If author does not specify the details, just add a line saying something like: "Icon (photo, music, whatever) credit: John Doe, www.example.com" to your about page.
If you want to help the author a bit more, especially on the web, link to the specific page and provide a description, e.g.: "[Yellow Monkey Icon] (links to the icon page), (c)/by John Doe, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license". This helps with SEO.
If you're making a derivative work, say so.
At least that's what I suggest for my CC-BY works.
EDIT: Icon finder delivers
Sure, there are nouns/icons like running (http://thenounproject.com/noun/running/), but I've had to abandon a number of searches on their site after realizing I'm not searching for a noun!
I'd prefer these icons dumped into a custom font file. Then it takes up literally one character in HTML and can be completely modified using CSS.
Wanted to give you a heads^ that there was some lagging during homepage load and during icon (file) zip: 'noun_project_705.svg' downloading. I'm on MacBook Pro OS X Version 10.6.8 using Chrome (and the apps I am controlling in other Chrome tabs are cruising). Maybe there's some versioning-optimization fixes you could look into - or maybe it's me. I'm running at full wiFi connectivity (and AirPort bars) at the Sandbox Suites near Union. So I thought I'd at least drop you my observation as to see if I could help. Overall though - sleek work, I find comfort when controlling your app.
Does anyone with access to the site, know what this technology / format is, that IE 8 doesn't support?
* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotype_(picture_language)
* Isotype gallery: http://www.gerdarntz.org/isotype
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1981370 (239 days ago)
Dupes are very common on HN nowadays, despite some people claiming they're not :-)
I don't really want to tax their servers at the moment.
Have you tried viewing the html - there's some neat ASCII art at the top.
Yes, I know you can URL-hack, but a search-engine with stemming would make the site a lot more usable/useful.
It was interesting to see how strong my expectations are for what a search box looks like that I will simply not see something right in front of me if it breaks the established conventions.
Also: putting it on the front page only doesn't help.
Both these sites provide free social icons regularly.
Also, your polish locale sucks. Use UTF-8 and ask the BROWSER, not determine my LOCALE by IP.
Additionally, you shalln't use ` /' in HTML5.