Features

Font Awesome

One Font, 634 icons

In a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions

Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized -- size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. Plus: Font Awesome won't trip up screen readers, unlike other icon fonts.

fa-camera-retro

You can place Font Awesome icons just about anywhere using the CSS Prefix fa and the icon's name. Font Awesome is designed to be used with inline elements (we like the <i> tag for brevity, but using a <span> is more semantically correct).

<i class="fa fa-camera-retro"></i> fa-camera-retro
  • If you change the font-size of the icon's container, the icon gets bigger. Same things goes for color, drop shadow, and anything else that gets inherited using CSS.

fa-lg

fa-2x

fa-3x

fa-4x

fa-5x

To increase icon sizes relative to their container, use the fa-lg (33% increase), fa-2x, fa-3x, fa-4x, or fa-5x classes.

<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-lg"></i> fa-lg
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-2x"></i> fa-2x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-3x"></i> fa-3x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-4x"></i> fa-4x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-5x"></i> fa-5x
  • If your icons are getting chopped off on top and bottom, make sure you have sufficient line-height.

Use fa-fw to set icons at a fixed width. Great to use when different icon widths throw off alignment. Especially useful in things like nav lists & list groups.

<div class="list-group">
  <a class="list-group-item" href="#"><i class="fa fa-home fa-fw"></i>&nbsp; Home</a>
  <a class="list-group-item" href="#"><i class="fa fa-book fa-fw"></i>&nbsp; Library</a>
  <a class="list-group-item" href="#"><i class="fa fa-pencil fa-fw"></i>&nbsp; Applications</a>
  <a class="list-group-item" href="#"><i class="fa fa-cog fa-fw"></i>&nbsp; Settings</a>
</div>
  • List icons
  • can be used
  • as bullets
  • in lists

Use fa-ul and fa-li to easily replace default bullets in unordered lists.

<ul class="fa-ul">
  <li><i class="fa-li fa fa-check-square"></i>List icons</li>
  <li><i class="fa-li fa fa-check-square"></i>can be used</li>
  <li><i class="fa-li fa fa-spinner fa-spin"></i>as bullets</li>
  <li><i class="fa-li fa fa-square"></i>in lists</li>
</ul>

...tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... And then one fine morning-- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Use fa-border and pull-right or pull-left for easy pull quotes or article icons.

<i class="fa fa-quote-left fa-3x pull-left fa-border"></i>
...tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...
And then one fine morning-- So we beat on, boats against the
current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Use the fa-spin class to get any icon to rotate. Works well with fa-spinner, fa-refresh, and fa-cog.

<i class="fa fa-spinner fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fa fa-circle-o-notch fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fa fa-refresh fa-spin"></i>

CSS3 animations aren't supported in IE8 - IE9.

  normal
  fa-rotate-90
  fa-rotate-180
  fa-rotate-270
  fa-flip-horizontal
  fa-flip-vertical

To arbitrarily rotate and flip icons, use the fa-rotate-* and fa-flip-* classes.

<i class="fa fa-shield"></i> normal<br>
<i class="fa fa-shield fa-rotate-90"></i> fa-rotate-90<br>
<i class="fa fa-shield fa-rotate-180"></i> fa-rotate-180<br>
<i class="fa fa-shield fa-rotate-270"></i> fa-rotate-270<br>
<i class="fa fa-shield fa-flip-horizontal"></i> fa-flip-horizontal<br>
<i class="fa fa-shield fa-flip-vertical"></i> icon-flip-vertical
fa-twitter on fa-square-o
fa-flag on fa-circle
fa-terminal on fa-square
fa-ban on fa-camera

To stack multiple icons, use the fa-stack class on the parent, the fa-stack-1x for the regularly sized icon, and fa-stack-2x for the larger icon. fa-inverse can be used as an alternative icon color. You can even throw larger icon classes on the parent to get further control of sizing.

<span class="fa-stack fa-lg">
  <i class="fa fa-square-o fa-stack-2x"></i>
  <i class="fa fa-twitter fa-stack-1x"></i>
</span>
fa-twitter on fa-square-o<br>
<span class="fa-stack fa-lg">
  <i class="fa fa-circle fa-stack-2x"></i>
  <i class="fa fa-flag fa-stack-1x fa-inverse"></i>
</span>
fa-flag on fa-circle<br>
<span class="fa-stack fa-lg">
  <i class="fa fa-square fa-stack-2x"></i>
  <i class="fa fa-terminal fa-stack-1x fa-inverse"></i>
</span>
fa-terminal on fa-square<br>
<span class="fa-stack fa-lg">
  <i class="fa fa-camera fa-stack-1x"></i>
  <i class="fa fa-ban fa-stack-2x text-danger"></i>
</span>
fa-ban on fa-camera

The above examples are taken from the official Font Awesome documentation.