Mono Icons

A simple, consistent open-source icon set designed to be used in a wide variety of digital products. The folks at Mono have released an update to their Icon Set, now totalling 177 icons in total. Available as SVGs (recommended) but can also be included as an icon font. Mono Icons →Mono Icons (GitHub) →

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 …