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18 Comments on "Icon Fonts (The Standard, Ep. 3)"

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Darek Czajkowski
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Darek Czajkowski
8 days 1 hour ago

I suggest this podcast on why you should use SVG over icon fonts: www.fullstackradio.com/47Also, if you are new to SVG:

Developers TV
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Developers TV
10 days 3 hours ago

broken link in description

Stephan Bijzitter
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Stephan Bijzitter
10 days 14 hours ago

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.

Me Myself
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Me Myself
10 days 16 hours ago

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.

Andrew Gibson
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Andrew Gibson
10 days 16 hours ago

do they make you smile? embrace the dark side. let's have a natural face. Love your vids.

O0oOo8oOo0O
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O0oOo8oOo0O
10 days 19 hours ago

I thought this is about standards? But you mention the Material font and not Font Awesome?Cannot take this format serious anymore!

Frederik
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Frederik
10 days 14 hours ago

O0oOo8oOo0O font awesome looks like shite

Good Parts
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Good Parts
10 days 19 hours ago

Could be Icon Fonts a better solution than SVG Icons?

Šime Vidas
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Šime Vidas
10 days 15 hours ago

An SVG icon system is a more advanced approach; it requires some careful thought during setup and there are some SVG-related gotchas, so it’s not for everyone.An icon font with all its flaws is still acceptable for beginners, I think. If you want to optimize your website, I’d recommend starting with reducing the amount of JavaScript and images. Switching to SVG icons is a smaller, more advanced optimization, that you can perform later, once the major performance issues have been dealt with.

Me Myself
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Me Myself
10 days 16 hours ago

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.

Thiago Martins
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Thiago Martins
10 days 16 hours ago

Now I am wondering why they gave us a tip for using web fonts (I think they should suggest using svgs instead)Disappointed

Василий Кузьменко
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Василий Кузьменко
10 days 17 hours ago

Good Parts i think svg icons is better solution than icon fonts. Because this just element on the page.

Šime Vidas
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Šime Vidas
10 days 19 hours ago

SVG icons are a better solution in virtually every aspect, according to sources like CSS Tricks.

Mike Downes
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Mike Downes
10 days 20 hours ago

very nicely done ..

Habeebi Mohamed
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Habeebi Mohamed
17 days 10 hours ago

It's a great series

Jaihindh Reddy
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Jaihindh Reddy
10 days 20 hours ago

Yeah, Westworld is great.

Alex Chernov
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Alex Chernov
24 days 1 hour ago

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.

David Young
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David Young
8 days 11 hours ago

Also due to opera mini not loading web fonts, svg's are far more attractive.

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