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Octicons, Free Icon Font from GitHub

Octicons Free Icon Font From GitHub

Probably the most known coding and collaboration tool for developers, GitHub has released a cool free icon font called Octicons. Using CSS for displaying symbols can greatly improve the speed of a website, by limiting the number of images and thus requests to your website. Icon fonts are a great way to use icons / symbols on your website without images and thus improving the page speed of your website.

One more advantage icon fonts have is that an icon displays super crisp at any zoom level, as opposed to images which are most commonly optimized for web use and thus lose quality.

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