Icons, logos, SVG icons, and fonts are all incredibly important in properly branding your business and its respective design in the online marketplace. In times past, techniques like CSS sprites were used to optimize webpages and to make them more attractive in the eyes of site visitors. Today, more designers are using icon fonts and SVG icons instead of other traditional techniques. If you want to sharpen your icons, consider the following information. In this blog post, we outline the best approach to icons and formatting when conducting any level of sites.
Tip 1 - Retina Optimized Webpages and Icons
There really is no excuse for your site to not be optimized according to new retina displays. However, if yours isn’t as of yet make it a point to change this. Make sure that all of your images and on page graphics are optimized for high resolution displays.
Tip 2 - Maintain responsiveness with Scaled Styles
If you want to make sure your site looks the same on a tablet that it does on a laptop or desktop, then implement scaled styles within your designs. You can do this with CSS styles, SVGs, and typography. These are, at this point anyways, the best way to achieve optimized designs.
Tip 3 - Maximizes Your Fonts Correctly
Icon fonts are the easiest way to transform CSS styles in a real text format. These nifty little styling tools allow you to customize your web design anyway you like, all without working very hard to do so. While there is a bit of a learning curve when you begin working with icon fonts, once you get past the initial challenges it is quite painless to maneuver them.
Utilize these tips to create a better design for your site and ultimately a better user-experience for your visitors! SBWD serves clients Australia wide - Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide - contact us today!
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