I’ve been using icon fonts for a few projects lately instead of graphical icons.
There are several advantages to using icon fonts.
- Scale them with CSS
- Color them with CSS
- Add shadows with CSS
- Change opacity with CSS
- Rotate with CSS
- Basically make any changes without opening Photoshop and editing a sprite
- They automatically scale for retina displays
See for yourself. Chris Coyier put together a fantastic tool help you see how awesome icon fonts are.
List of icon fonts
Icon fonts are getting more and more popular. A few of my favourites:
How to apply icon fonts
Drew Wilson put together a useful article on how to use icon fonts.
Are you using icon fonts yet?
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