Icon-font based is currently a trending because of the ease of compatibility with all browsers. Moreover, the website becomes faster loading. Most modern websites use icon-based font to replace the image-based icons (png, ico and jpg). I’ve been using icons-font based and very easy to use. The best example is fontawesome. Icons pack that is used by many websites and become the standard. But, did you know that many alternatives fontawesome that you can use for your web design project.
This post will discuss alternatives to the font-based icons fontawesome.
Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a webfont for easy use in your user interfaces, whether it be on the web or in a native application.
The set of icons are available on Github, with everything included from the source files in SVG format to the minifed CSS. You can even use this project to build your own custom version of Typicons! Find out more here.
This version greatly improves Typicons, with the addition on 220 icons with solid and outline styles and Github hosting of the source content. So what are you waiting for? Combine HTTP requests with a retina ready, resolution independent, screen-reader-friendly webfont.
Genericons are vector icons embedded in a webfont designed to be clean and simple keeping with a generic aesthetic. Use for instant HiDPI or to easily change colors on the fly.
Entypo Icons Pack
Easy to use font icons with your fav. CSS framework.
Socicon : Special Social Media Icon Font
Socicon was created to give people an easy way to customize social icons
icono is an icon pack that needs no external resources. Every tags can be an icon made with pure CSS.
PaymentFont – Icon set for payment app.
A sleek webfont containing 95 icons of all main payment operators and methods
Weather Icons Set
Weather Icons is a font of 189 weather themed icons, ready to be dropped right into Bootstrap or any other project.
Material Design Icons Pack
Material Design Iconic Font is a full suite of material design icons (created and maintained by Google) for easy scalable vector graphics on websites.
MFG Labs Icons Pack
We have designed a friendly icon set for an internal project. It is designed to be easily embeddable on a website or application using a webfont and css.
Devicons is a full stack iconic font ready to be shipped with your next project. Created, handcrafted and coded by Theodore Vorillas Devicons contains 85 vectorized sharp glyphs . Devicons iconic font is free to use and licensed under MIT.
Socialicious Icon Set