Join Brian Wood for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding icon fonts (good and bad), part of Making Your Site Retina-Ready.
- One of the first types of content…ready for HiDPI, and that people began using…a few years back were icon fonts.…Icon fonts are a font, like Arial, on your computer,…except these fonts include special characters called Icons.…Icon fonts are giving way these days a bit to SVG,…or Scalable Vector Graphics,…but they're still really useful for content…on your page, like social media icons,…button icons, page elements, and more.…Let's discuss icon fonts a little more.…
You can see, I've got some examples out here…on the page, these are actually text,…it's kind of crazy.…The font, if I go take a look just to show you,…is right here in the fonts folder.…You're gonna see, we have several versions…for different operating systems,…for different tools and platforms…and different things like that.…Each one of these works on a different platform,…different browser, we need these different fonts to work.…Within these fonts, if I double-click on one of these,…you're gonna see it's loaded with icons,…and to get these icons out here,…
- What is HiDPI?
- Adding your first icon font
- Adding hover states and animation
- Working with SVG files
- Creating favicons
- Displaying HiDPI images
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Icon Fonts for the Webwith James Williamson3h 55m Intermediate
Design the Web: SVG Rollovers with CSSwith Chris Converse23m 43s Beginner
Design the Web: Using Symbols in SVGwith Chris Converse20m 27s Beginner
Photoshop and Illustrator: Creating Retina Graphicswith Justin Seeley1h 11m Intermediate
1. Introducing HiDPI or Retina
What is HiDPI (retina)?9m 16s
2. Icon Fonts
5. HiDPI Images
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