I wrote that using inline
<svg></svg> icons makes for the best icon system. I still think that's true. It's the easiest possible way to drop an icon onto a page. No network request, perfectly styleable.
But inlining code has some drawbacks, one of which is that it doesn't take advantage of caching. You're making the browser read and process the same code over and over as you browse around. Not that big of a deal. There are much bigger … Read article