2014 is the year to ditch your ftp client and learn how to manage your server via your terminal (or MS Dos if you're on Windows). Not only is a blazingly faster than ftp, but it's also a zillion times more powerful. Get ready - you'll be a SSH ninja by the time you're done reading this post.
Icon font's are great, but one thing nobody seems to be talking about (when it comes to icon fonts at least), is bloat. Yes, it's loaded via a CDN you may say, Yes, it's only 100kb you say. Well, if you're like me and care about EVERY kb that gets loaded, read on for a better method.