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8 Icon Fonts to speed up Website Design Process

Icon Fonts are nothing but fonts. But, instead of containing letters or numbers, they contain symbols and shapes. You can style them with CSS in the same way you style regular text which has made them a popular choice on the web in the process designing and developing websites and web applications.

They’re ideal for small, frequently used shapes such as email, envelopes, telephones, widget controls and social media logos. They also work in all modern browser.

Here is a list of most popular and easy-to-use icon font sets.

Font Awesome

Font Awesome

IcoMoon

IcoMoon

Foundation Icon Fonts 3

Foundation Icon Fonts 3

Typicons

Typicons

Iconic

Iconic

We Love Icon Fonts

We Love Icon Fonts

Foundation Icon Fonts 2

Foundation Icon Fonts 2

Fontello

Fontello

If you want to create your own set of custom icon fonts, you can use online tools such as Fontello or IcoMoon.


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