Learn CSS #24

CSS Icons


Icons can easily be added to your HTML page, by using an icon library.


How To Add Icons

The simplest way to add an icon to your HTML page, is with an icon library, such as Font Awesome.

Add the name of the specified icon class to any inline HTML element (like <i> or <span>).

All the icons in the icon libraries below, are scalable vectors that can be customized with CSS (size, color, shadow, etc.)


Font Awesome Icons

To use the Font Awesome icons, go to fontawesome.com, sign in, and get a code to add in the <head> section of your HTML page:

<script src="https://kit.fontawesome.com/yourcode.js" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

Note: No downloading or installation is required!

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://kit.fontawesome.com/a076d05399.js" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
</head>
<body>

<i class="fas fa-cloud"></i>
<i class="fas fa-heart"></i>
<i class="fas fa-car"></i>
<i class="fas fa-file"></i>
<i class="fas fa-bars"></i>

</body>
</html>

Bootstrap Icons

To use the Bootstrap glyphicons, add the following line inside the <head> section of your HTML page:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css">

Note: No downloading or installation is required!

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css”>
</head>
<body>

<i class=”glyphicon glyphicon-cloud”></i>
<i class=”glyphicon glyphicon-remove”></i>
<i class=”glyphicon glyphicon-user”></i>
<i class=”glyphicon glyphicon-envelope”></i>
<i class=”glyphicon glyphicon-thumbs-up”></i>

</body>
</html>

Result:


Google Icons

To use the Google icons, add the following line inside the <head> section of your HTML page:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons">

Note: No downloading or installation is required!

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons">
</head>
<body>

<i class="material-icons">cloud</i>
<i class="material-icons">favorite</i>
<i class="material-icons">attachment</i>
<i class="material-icons">computer</i>
<i class="material-icons">traffic</i>

</body>
</html>

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