August 2, 2015 in Feedback
Font Awesome 4.4 was released 5 days ago, adding 66 new icons!
Are there any plans to upgrade to that in a coming release?
and how do we use it? I dont quite understand it all
ISP4 already makes use of it, but the icons can be used by yourself as well if you want. One way to do it is through custom.css when editing a theme, or using the icons in a a new theme, or even in plugins/mods for the Marketplace.
@Lindy Do you guys have a plan on regular updates to this? I imagine you would just roll in the new version as it becomes available but I (others?) wouldn't mind seeing a note in the Release Notes sections on when this occurs.
@kar3n2 All the icons you see in the IPS suite are not images but are actually from a font file -FontAwesome - that is included with IPS. See that tiny heart in the like this badge in the bottom right of every post here? The heart is a FontAwesome icon. Same with the bell and envelope icons you see up top in the user bar. The advantage is that they are scale-able vector fonts and not static pixel images. That means they can be scaled up and down in size without a loss in quality.
In theme templates the code to insert an icon is <i class='fa fa-whatever'></i> where you replace the whatever with the name of the actual icon you want. This stuff isn't natively available when just making or replying to a post though.
icomoon also ships with IPS though I haven't stumbled across where it gets used though... https://icomoon.io/#icons
I assumed the new fonts would automatically be available. That's how our corporate website works.
No, the 4.4 icons are not available on this site. I tested that with Chrome Developer Tools.
If IPS was using a public CDN for these then we would probably be getting the updated version immediately/automatically but they are actually embedded in the suite (applications-core-interface-font) so they need to insert them into the suite download themselves.
It's easy enough to update them yourself. Just download the font files, overwrite the existing ones and modify the fonts.css in the global -> framework section of the CSS templates for the updated CSS included in the downloads of the FA fonts.
Takes all of 2 minutes to do.
I would rather not have IPS be downloading resources from some random external CDN I don't control
Yes, we'll be updating in due course
cool more new icons but would not be best have way we could update them did try testing that out so far failed.
Font Awesome is awesome.
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