I’ve become a huge fan of using icon fonts recently. I love the fact that graphics elements that are implemented this way are vector based & stylable with CSS. It makes them really easy and flexible to work with.
One of the things that you will have to confront, though, is how to actually get an icon font that you can use. That is where IcoMoon comes in. It is an online service that lets you generate a custom-built icon font, using icons that are either open licensed or for-pay.