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The beauty of font based icons is that you can style them exactly as you would any other font with CSS color, size, borders, gradients, shadows, transitions... Font icons re-scale nicely in responsive layouts. And unlike images, font icons have a very small footprint which means you can use a lot of them for social media and web based applications without slowing down your web pages. If you're new to font icons, take a few minutes to get familiar with them at the links below.
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