In older days on the Internet the use of images was done when icons and symbols were needed. Happily there are not many cons associated with font icons, yet there are just a few that should be mentioned: Design Limitations – Symbols and graphic icons are often designed with an alternate version as well as at various sizes too.
In Web and app design, one of the greatest annoyances designers are presented with is the hassle of creating icons that are clear, functional, scalable and have a consistent style. Often these icons are needed in areas that simply don't merit starting from scratch, because they denote subjects that can only be represented in so many different ways (such a search – why would anyone use anything but 'Search' or a magnifying glass?).
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