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Icon Fonts are Awesome

Icon Fonts are Awesome
Because you can easily change the size Because you can easily change the color Because you can easily shadow their shape Because they can have transparent knockouts, which work in IE6 unlike alpha transparent pngs. Because you can do all the other stuff image based icons can do, like change opacity or rotate or whatever. You'll be able to do things like add strokes to them with text-stroke or add gradients/textures with background-clip: text; once browser support is a bit deeper. The icon font used on this page is Fico by Lennart Schoors then ran through IcoMoon for custom mappings. Here's a large collection of more choices. For quick usage, the code is below. How To Use To Enhance a Word Stats <h3><span aria-hidden="true" data-icon="&#x21dd;"></span> Stats </h3> How To Use for Stand Alone Icons

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❍ Docs IcoMoon is an icon solution, providing three main services: Vector Icon Packs, The IcoMoon App, and hosting icons as SVGs or fonts. Read further to learn about each service in detail. Besides an open source icon pack (view it on github), IcoMoon also offers two main premium icon sets: Linearicons, which is a line icon set; and Ultimate/Essential packs which are suitable for all kinds of projects. Head over to using a modern web browser to start using the IcoMoon app. This HTML5 application allows you to quickly browse and search for the icons you need. You can download these icons, do some basic editing, import your own icons, make icon fonts (a font with icons as its glyphs) or generate SVG and PNG sprites.

The 10 Commandments of Good Form Design on the Web – Mono 1. Thou shalt provide clear, always visible labels for each field There is a trend in web design to show form labels only when a field is focussed. This can be cool on a simple form like a username/password form, but for anything longer it is probably a bad idea. Prefix free: Break free from CSS vendor prefix hell! -prefix-free lets you use only unprefixed CSS properties everywhere. It works behind the scenes, adding the current browser’s prefix to any CSS code, only when it’s needed. The target browser support is IE9+, Opera 10+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4+ and Chrome on desktop and Mobile Safari, Android browser, Chrome and Opera Mobile on mobile. If it doesn’t work in any of those, it’s a bug so please report it. Just before you do, please make sure that it’s not because the browser doesn’t support a CSS3 feature at all, even with a prefix. In older browsers like IE8, nothing will break, just properties won’t get prefixed.

Timeline Portfolio Martin Angelov Timeline is a jQuery plugin specialized in showing a chronological series of events. You can embed all kinds of media including tweets, videos and maps, and associate them with a date. StateFace A font you can use in your web apps when you want tiny state shapes as a design element. It's designed to be used at small sizes, and the shapes have been highly simplified to make for a really small font. All 50 states plus D.C., Puerto Rico and a wee continental U.S. map fit in about 22k, and they look great on Retina displays. 7 Gorgeous Icon Fonts for Web Designers TNW first covered the growing popularity of icon fonts back in January, and since then the Web has practically exploded with impressive icon fonts for use in Web design. For those that are out of the loop, you can think of an icon font as a grown-up version of dingbats…with an actual use-case. The core idea is to take a set of icons or pictograms that would normally be implemented as an image or vector file and then convert it into a font. There are many reasons to do this too, according to Pictonic, as an icon font can load as much as 14% faster than images and can to be as much as 90% smaller than SVG files.

Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API Your data model has started to stabilize and you're in a position to create a public API for your web app. You realize it's hard to make significant changes to your API once it's released and want to get as much right as possible up front. Now, the internet has no shortage on opinions on API design. But, since there's no one widely adopted standard that works in all cases, you're left with a bunch of choices: What formats should you accept? How should you authenticate? Why you should care about CSS page performance Development: The estimated time to read this article is 5 minutes If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years as both a user and creator of websites, it’s that performance matters. Whether it is how fast the page loads or how it behaves once it’s in place, how well that page works has a direct impact on my and other user’s opinions of that website. A website that performs quickly and smoothly feels high-quality and that feeling translates to the brand it represents. Can you imagine someone like BMW having a website that was slow and clunky?

5 of the Best CSS3 Font Tools Fonts have made the most dramatic visual impact on the web since graphic support was added to browsers. A few years ago, it would be impossible to find a website using anything other than Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Times New Roman or Georgia (or, heaven forbid, Comic Sans). While there’s nothing wrong with standard font stacks, they can become a little monotonous. Internet Explorer has supported web fonts for more than a decade but it’s taken competing browsers a little longer to catch up. Licensing is still an issue — you can’t use any commercial font — but you should be able to find one which permits web usage or is similar to your corporate style.

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