[Written by Kevin]
You might not know much about it, so let’s state this clear and loud before I go any further: Icon fonts are awesome!
The web is moving, IE8 and below are sinking. Get over it.
Why it’s important to use them
Moving forward, we use more and more HTML5 and CSS3 in our code, we design and build for the mobile web, Think less pictures, more code. Technically, this means less HTTP requests to send and less files to load, which reduces the page load time drastically.