Sam Thorogood talks icon fonts for the web, which give you great vector icons that look the same across all platforms.
Material icons: design.google.com/icons/
18 Comments on "Icon Fonts (The Standard, Ep. 3)"
I suggest this podcast on why you should use SVG over icon fonts: www.fullstackradio.com/47Also, if you are new to SVG:
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Fonts are most definitely not the same everywhere. In fact, they render differently in every browser, especially when made bold or italic. It is true that the difference is minimal, but it's noticeable.
I see this a kind of commercial for googles material-font, that´s why it´s topic here.According to Lea Verou, Sara Soueidan & others, SVG is definately the new standard (to come).Performance and possibilities are definately better with SVG as with iconfonts. But like Sam in this video said, he is not a good designer and like I said he works for google, so probably they didn´t got target on SVG becasue of this factors.
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I thought this is about standards? But you mention the Material font and not Font Awesome?Cannot take this format serious anymore!
O0oOo8oOo0O font awesome looks like shite
Could be Icon Fonts a better solution than SVG Icons?
I definately also prefer SVG and maybe the chrome-dev-team did not good research on this topic, or it´s because of the reasons I mentioned in my comment above.
Now I am wondering why they gave us a tip for using web fonts (I think they should suggest using svgs instead)Disappointed
Good Parts i think svg icons is better solution than icon fonts. Because this just element on the page.
SVG icons are a better solution in virtually every aspect, according to sources like CSS Tricks.
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Cool tip =) also it is worth to mention that there are transition happening right now from icon fonts to svg. As icons in font are considered to be text, svg icons are semantically better, icons from fonts can be not antialiased or transformed. Here is good reference: css-tricks.com/icon-fonts-vs-svg/ . Also when ref and reusing of svg parts will be implemented more wide they can completely replace icon fonts as a way to ship icon sets. Not now =( but soon.
Also due to opera mini not loading web fonts, svg's are far more attractive.
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