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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.
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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.
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