Sa-mack. Another great find has changed the way I work, the way it always does - one cmd line at a time. Luckily, I have always had artists to make font based icons for me. If you have never tried a font based icon set, you really haven't lived. Having sprites of icon states, or worse - individual .gifs for each icon and state, is so CompuServe, GeoCities, Netscape Navigator 4.7. Put down that
<img> tag, and back away from the keyboard, please
<blink> :-) </blink>
But, what if you don't have artists with web font software? Or, you have custom requirements like the ability to output .scss files ready to compile? The separation of concerns here is easy, artists make svg's. Sweet, centered, svgs, and dump them in a dir. It's my business to make those into a webfont, and pump out the scss. But how? Until I found FontCustom.com I had no blinkin' clue.
FontCustom.com can be installed on mac or linux, I slapped it into our Ubuntu 12 on Vagrant. After that, a configuration file can be pumped out, to trick out names, output locations, whatever. Bottom line is, you point >fontcustom compile /path/to/vectors and it will output everything. Preview html files with classes for copying / pasting, .scss files, and fonts in every flavor. All I needed to do was compile sass with compass with a little fontPath and fontDir and voila. Wrap it up in a grunt-exec task for kicks. SVGs to font, to html / css, with all the comfortable smooth handling of the command line. The guys who make this stuff are amazing. Give it a try!