Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Era of Symbol Fonts

Brian Suda has written a great article for A List Apart about those fancy new ligature-heavy symbol fonts like Symbolset and FF Chartwell:

Think about all a web page’s little details that could be symbol fonts. Open your mind to the possibilities. Everything from bullets and arrows to feed and social media icons could be bundled into a single, tiny font file that can be cached and rendered at various sizes without needing multiple images or colors.