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Unicode Symbols as Replacement for Font Icons

When we think of pretty font icons like arrows, hearts and stars, we think of font icon services like FontAwesome or Fontello. If you are developing a website using only simple shapes, you actually can use unicode symbols as replacement for font icons. The unicodes are essentially part of your operating system so you don’t need any special library or plugin and you treat them like regular text. For example, to change the icon size, simply change the font-size values as usual. Danny Markov from Tutorialzine has shared a very good article on how to use unicode symbol codes. However, unicode symbols have limited icons or symbols. If you want to use many icons in the future for the same website, Fontello is the best option based on my experience. Hit the button below to view the tutorial.

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Sani Halid is a front-end developer at Stampede and is committed to clean and elegant code. Yet another gamer to join the pack, Sani is also the Editor at Constructs where he shares his daily CSS findings and other front-end development goods.

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