Just posted a quick article on using icon fonts to create complex multi-color icons—I call them Icon Stacks.
about 1 year ago
I read your article, and sincerly, Its a wonderful idea that you have with this "icon-stacks" method !
I totally want to use it on my own projects !
@Luky Vj Thanks man, Please do share any great uses you have for it, I'd love to see what people do with this.
Just posted a follow-up that shows another interesting use for Icon Stacks:
Hi Conor, I just read your Icon Stack articles and I love them, but I do have a small problem with the concept.
One of the problems I have with icon fonts, as in love with them as I am, is that they require additional markup - in essence adding unnecessary content into the document for what is (arguably) styling purposes. The Icon Stack technique seems only to compound that problem.
@Alex Burr the way I see it HTML + CSS are there to serve my purposes, not the other way around.
If the HTML needs to have an extra element or two in order for me to execute an interface that lets someone accomplish something, then I'm totally okay with that. I'm especially ok with it when the alternative is to load another image.
For me, pragmatism beats dogma on this one.
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