Font Awesome is an open source free font + css that is the Webdings of 2013. The font contains countless vector based icons that can be used in a variety of applications. Kudos to Dave Gandy (@byscuits) for coming up with such as clever packaging and sharing it with the rest of us. There are several reasons why this is truly Awesome:
- You don’t need to create and include tons of images with your site
- Small sizes mean fast download
- You can leverage the full power of CSS
- Ridiculously easy to integrate
- Cross browser support for free
- Standard package will be on CDN for better performance
I look forward to incorporating this simple but Awesome “Font” into my next project.