We Love SVG is Google Fonts for icons. It makes it quick and easy to insert the icons into web pages. We Love SVG contains 9,769 icons from 30 icon packs.
How to Use
Insert the following code into the header of your web page
Search for an icon, copy the code and insert into your HTML
We Love SVG Technology
- Instead of fonts, we use SVG sets format
- We use Webicon, a great implementation of SVG sets
- Icons are hosted on a free CDN
All icons are open source. Use them for free in every way you want, privately or commercially.
We Love SVG is developed by Icons8. Being a proprietary icon collection, Icons8 contributed parts of its collection.
However, the major credits should be given to the community of icon designers. They contributed months of their lives to draw thousands of icons and make the internet better.
SVG vs Icon Fonts
There has been a debate among designers which one is better. But basically it should come to this – whether you need to support IE6-8 or not? If you do, an icon font is the winner here. But other than that, SVG is better at almost everything else.
We have compiled a comparison table for you to see the whole picture
|Color icon support|
|Browser support||All||All||IE 8+||IE 9+|
|Number of files||Dozens and hundreds||5 (TTF, EOT, WOFF, WOFF2, CSS)||Dozens and hundreds||1|
Chris Coyier, the founder of CSS-Tricks, goes into further details comparing icon fonts vs SVG.
If you decided (while reading this article) to make a switch from icon fonts to SVG, We Love SVG could be just that small helper to make this transition a bit less painful.