Creating Icon Fonts for the Web with James Williamson | 577 MB
English | 3h 56m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate
If you think icon fonts stop and start with Dingbats, think again. New icon fonts are modern, fun, and allow you to add scalable vector artwork to your designs with a single keystroke. Chances are you've seen them in action, but you might not be exactly clear on how to create your own. In this course, senior author James Williamson explains what icon fonts are and how they work, and reviews a selection of tools for generating icon fonts: online services like Fontello, vector-drawing programs like Illustrator, and font creation software like Glyphs Mini. He also provides tips on drawing and organizing glyphs, importing artwork, exporting your font, and generating cross-browser-compatible web fonts.
* What is an icon font?
* Searching options for creating icon fonts
* Choosing existing icons from an online service
* Setting up your font-creation workspace
* Drawing curves
* Creating compound paths
* Exporting glyphs
* Setting glyph properties
* Simplifying paths
* Exporting your icon font
* Using Font Squirrel to generate web fonts
* Testing icon fonts