Fonts are to SVG what spritemaps are to PNG

I’m a huge fan of vector graphics and the SVG – especially when your source is vector. Why rasterise, and give yourself headaches supporting different sizes and screen resolutions?

Only catch is, you can’t use a sprite-map with SVG like you can PNG (well you might be able to, but lets face it SVG support is already a bit tenuous, don’t want to push the issue too much, and it’s no doubt complicated).  So the common approach, at least for icons files (without fancy colors), is using a font.

Two cool pre-made options are Iconic (btw that’s a cool wordpress theme!) and FontAwesome (glyph map)


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