This is all coming from a guy who hasn’t actually ever even tried to use icon fonts but these are just potential issues that I see if I were to use them. SVGs on the other had, well if you’ve had a chance to read any of my other posts, you’d know I’m a fan. I have yet to try and work with SVG sprites however, but it looks like there are some nice techniques available to handle them in a performant way.
A new project has emerged utilizing these techniques to make it easier for us all to use them iconmelon.com, svg Icons Lib for the Web.
iconmelon.com, svg Icons Lib for the Web
Is a free repository of SVG icons and filters where you can also upload your own SVGs. It is essentially a starter kit and example of how they should be used. You can easily customize and download the icons that you want with the associated markup and css needed. Its a very handy tool and resource indeed, thanks Oleg Solomka!
Demo & Download
You can play around and download SVG icon sets here.