Introduction to Icon Fonts

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Remember the awesome dingbats of the early 2000s? In the last decade, they have evolved into sophisticated font sets now known as icon fonts or symbol fonts. Icon fonts are great to use for lots of projects, from social media icons to arrows and symbols, all you need is a bit of CSS.

In this part 3 of our web typography series, we detail what icon fonts are, why you should use them, best use examples, and tips for implementation in your own design and development projects. Don’t forget to also check out A beginner’s guide to using Google Fonts and Top 6 tips for choosing fonts for your website.

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