Users today are focused just as much on the visual design of a website as they are about the content they need from it.
Traditionally designers and developers have used individual images/sprite-sheets for their icons; these graphics were a series of pixel perfect images that would be used in specific parts of the site (such as the search bar, navigational elements, loading icons and other elements).
Displaying icons with images/sprites worked well for a long time (and many websites will still use them). However, with the focus on responsive design more important than ever, the challenge has been providing stunning iconography that looks great regardless of your device.
What Are Font Icons?
Font icons are a way in which we can display fully responsive, customizable icons on our website without the use of additional images or sprite-sheets.
Font Icons are exactly what they sound like, a font made of icons.
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