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icon design

Icons are the small little details with such high importance that they deserve as much TLC as the rest of your design. If you search for icon sets online, you will find an ever growing number of beautiful sets to choose from. However, it will be worth your while to at least explore icon design, if not learn the craft in depth.

Icon design is challenging but fun ~ so take some time to dive into it and you'll soon have beautiful icons making your site designs shine ;)


Font Awesome

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Font Awesome

Inspired by the Glyphicon set that comes with Twitter Bootstrap 2.0, Font Awesome embraces and extends the full array of web-related actions.

This amazing font comes with 150+ icons, free for all uses and easily implemented. Where other icon fonts can cause problems with screenreaders - this one is compatible and will not give you any headaches. Just brilliant ;)

Make sure to follow @fortaweso_me on Twitter for icon updates and styling tricks.

Insights on Symbol Design

A new post on the blog of The Noun Project. Jon Hicks goes through aspects of taking an icon from sketch to the digital final, considering size, context, balance, grids and detail, a delightful must-read :)

We are proud to have designer Jon Hicks do a guest blog post and give us a quick design tutorial about symbols and icons. For those of you who don’t know, Jon is a designer from the UK and is well known for designing the Firefox and Mailchimp logos. You can view more information about his studio and his work here.

read now: Insights on Symbol Design