Color Emoji in Windows 8.1 —The Future of Color Fonts?

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s operating system now also supports color emoji. But they did it in a very different way than Apple and Google. Instead of using PNG images, they introduced a support for layered vector glyphs! Reminds of that neat trick where one would layer webfonts/icofonts on top of eachother, all in a different […]

Grunticon: A Grunt.js plugin for managing and delivering sharp icons to all devices

grunticon takes a folder of SVG files (typically, icons that you’ve drawn in an application like Adobe Illustrator), and outputs them to CSS in 3 formats: svg data urls, png data urls, and a third fallback CSS file with references to regular png images, which are also automatically generated and placed in a folder. Just […]

In Defence of the Floppy Disk Save Symbol

Those who believe that the floppy cannot represent saving a document because nobody uses real floppy disks anymore miss an important point: while symbols initially piggyback on the meaning we assigned to a material object in order to stand in for something more abstract, once a symbol is used often enough, the symbol itself is […]

Fontello – iconic fonts scissors

This tool lets you combine iconic webfonts for your own project. With fontello you can: shrink glyph collections, minimizing font size merge symbols from several fonts into a single file access large sets of professional-grade open source icons First, select the icons you like. Then update glyph codes (optional), and download your webfont bundle. Source […]