The Era of Symbol Fonts · An A List Apart Article

March 20, 2013

a list apart / design / performance / typography

Symbol fonts are the next step forward in website design and optimization, and you need to understand them to work on the web today. With practice, you can create your own custom symbol fonts with logos, icons, and branding to embed into your websites. Not only will these little extras impress your audience, but they will simultaneously optimize your website’s performance. It’€™s time we all start using symbol fonts – and help improve the tools, standards, and techniques to make them.