When it comes to building applications and websites nowadays, you can’t avoid mentioning icon font. They own tons of amazing benefits like:
- easily scalable
- lesser http requests compared to images
- stylable with CSS (change size, color, etc)
Like normal fonts, icon fonts are available for free or for a fee. If you’re looking for 100% free icon fonts for your website, here is a list of best 7.
Created by Dave Gandy, Font Awesome is by far one of the safest icon sets you can use. It has been around for years and there’s no reason it will fade away soon.
It offers 585 downloadable free fonts on their website which come in various shapes, including line art and rounded images.
I highly recommend Ionicons for newbies who have known nothing about icon fonts before. Because those icon fonts are pretty easy to setup. And then once you become an expert in how they work, you can move onto almost any other icon webfont out there.
It offers about 730 fonts.
Created by designer Mario del Valle. Captain Icon owns amazing icon pack in which each icon has a very unique design. Which makes them stand out from the crowd is that they’re all hand drawn from scratch.
If you want a simple, lightweight icon font, Octicons will be your best choice. Created by GitHub, it now offers a free set of 163 solid colored icon fonts.
This icon pack is currently in version 5.0 and totally free.