11 Great Icon Fonts for Your Projects

Icon fonts are great tools for building applications and websites nowadays. They have a great many benefits over fixed sized icons like:

  • infinitely scalable
  • stylable with CSS (change size, color, etc)
  • add stroke, borders, shadows with CSS
  • no HTTP request for an icon image

These are simple benefits, but so powerful when used in a real world application.

How to Use Icon Fonts

Icon fonts are incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is load the CSS file and you’re good to go!

For example, in order to use FontAwesome fonts, we just have to load the CSS file and apply the appropriate classes to either an <i> or <span> tag.


<!-- load the CSS file -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.3.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">

<!-- use the icon font -->
<!-- use i or span tag -->
<i class="ti-fire"></i>
<span class="ti-user"></span>

Let’s get into the best icon fonts you can use for your projects today.

FontAwesome

fontawesoek

Themify Icons

themifyicons

Foundation Icons

foundation-iconfonts

Ionicons

ionicons

Octicons

octicons

Linecons

linecons

Open Iconic

openiconic

Entypo

entypo

JustVector

justvectoricons

SVG Icons

svgfonts

Payment Icons

paymentfonticons

Bonus: SVG Developer Icons by Scotch

svg-developer-icons

Conclusion

All these sets of icons are unique in their own way. Mix and match them as you create your own customized application or website.

Chris Sevilleja

Co-founder of Scotch.io. Slapping the keyboard until something good happens.