I’ve become a big proponent of symbol fonts in regards to icon usage and this article gives a nice overview of their advantages
Welcome to the third epoch in web performance optimization: symbol fonts. Everything from bullets and arrows to feed and social media icons can now be bundled into a single, tiny font file that can be cached and rendered at various sizes without needing multiple images or colors. This has the same caching and file size benefits as a CSS sprite, plus additional benefits weâre only now realizing with high-resolution displays. Discover the advantages and explore the challenges youâll encounter when using a symbol font.
I’ve been “working” on a full redesign of my personal site for about 3 years now. Which has also be intermingled with working on various new theme designs for various platforms. It’s time to face the reality that I just don’t have the time to get either done… because life (that’s a good thing).
The issue is I want a place where I can post the things I find, create, and the occasional thought when I have one. Not only to share but for my own reference as well. So, I’ve decided to resurrect my old tumblr site. I picked a theme that I could use as a clean and simple foundation to which I would tweak the hell out of. Updating fonts, features, making it responsive, etc. This will be an ongoing process as time allows.
If you decide to follow along, expect plenty posts related to design, development, gaming, photography, and other miscellaneous debris.