Tag: icon

Usability in Icons | Stiern

Icons have always fascinated me. I think they fascinate everyone to be honest. When used well, an icon (and only an icon) can effectively replace a label, which inherently de-clutters what you’re looking at, all the while giving you an aesthetically pleasing alternative. It’s funny, some icons we see very consistently in 2014 have been […]

Posted: March 24, 2014

Fontello – icon fonts generator

I’ve been using this tool on my last few projects and it’s quickly approaching Level: Indispensable. The benefits to icon fonts extend far beyond this link post, but the time they save in having to produce, extract, save, implement, customize, rinse, and repeat icons in a project is priceless. Scalable, CSS-able icons are a huge […]

Posted: January 24, 2013

HTML for Icon Font Usage

HTML for Icon Font Usage | CSS-Tricks. In my opinion icon fonts have proven themselves and are here to stay. They solve so many potential issues elegantly and can fit the bill in nearly every project. This article does a fantastic job in correlating all of the progress that’s been made in icon font research […]

Posted: May 25, 2012

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images — Some Random Dude. PJ is a smart dude. I’m using Iconic on this site and just love what it has blossomed into. PJ has been researching best practices in implementing a custom icon set via @font-face, specifically focusing on degradation situations and accessibility. By way […]

Posted: February 01, 2012