Scalable Icons for the Social Web

If you are looking to add icons for social networks and web services to your site there are quite a lot to find on the internet. But almost all of them have shortcomings if you go beyond the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ triple. Email, GitHub, … but if you also want scalable icons you can just give up right now. Well, almost 😉 … while searching the internet I came across two projects that fulfill all the above criteria. 😀

Mono Social Icons Font gives you a ton of icons in a font file. It has three variants for each if the icons (rounded, circle and no background). They are monochrome by nature, but they can be colored as text on a website can be.

Adam Fairhead’s Webicons Set has a huge set of colored SVG icons (with PNG fallbacks). It even has some fairly rare ones … I even added one for KDE. 😉

I put them to use on my new greeter and my updated contact page.