Font Awesome Lives Up to its Name

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Icons, you know…those little symbols that reinforce what we’re reading and where we’re going. Some might even use a fancy term like semiotics to describe them. In web design they’re sometimes just as prevalent as they are in signage. So what is the ultimate time saver when using icons? Use an icon font. No more saving tiny images! Just use the font with CSS3 @font-face and style as needed.
The peeps behind Twitter’s bootstrap have developed yet another amazingly handy tool called Font Awesome.  The name Font Awesome is suitable and here’s why.
1.     When you download Font Awesome, designers can install the .otf on their machine and use it like any other “dingbat” font.
2.     It comes with code samples and demos with all the css already written, and the font is converted and ready to be used with @font-face.
Font awesome is a dream come true.

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Rob Womack

If there’s anyone who can honestly say, “Been there, done that,” it’s Rob. After traveling the world for seven years in his 20’s, Rob went to LA and started working in film production. Then it was off to New York, where he learned how to program, which eventually brought him back home to Louisville to build websites. At Current360, Rob heads up our in-house production studio, creating all things digital for our clients — videos, commercials, radio spots, and a lot more. 

When he’s at home, Rob likes to create things like homemade kombucha and music.