HTML and CSS Reference
Icons are an essential part of creating
web interfaces as familiar signposts,
badges of honor, or notifications. They can draw attention
to important parts of the page quickly, use less space than
words, and can transcend languages. CSS3 offers some useful new
tricks to the icon arena; hence, this chapter on icons. After the
comparatively heavy learning curve presented by CSS Animations
in Chapter 5, you can relax a bit here.
In this chapter you'll learn some slick ways to implement icons on
a web page employing cutting-edge CSS and HTML features, such
as multiple background images, web fonts, and data- attributes.