MDIDX - Same Material Design icons, Better DX
MDIDX (this repository) is a ~fork (+ fixes) of Google's Material Design icons repository. Sadly, Google allocates low maintenance and low support for issues reported by software developers having trouble using the Material Design icons library.
MDIDX helps modern web developers to use and include the (awesome) Material Design icons library in their project.
bower install material-design-icons-iconfont --save
npm install material-design-icons-iconfont --save
bower IMO is the simplest way to use this project
Add this inside your
<link href="bower_components/material-design-icons-iconfont/dist/material-design-icons.css" rel="stylesheet">
Later on, reference your desired icon
<i class="material-icons">+ icon-id +
</i>. For instance:
Visit the Demo Page for the full icons list
Import fonts and variables in your project;;
Customize your own classes
access material variable with Sass mixins:.my-face# or.my-face:before
What's the difference? Why forking?
Performance - When you checkout Google's original repository ( via git, npm and bower) you experience an unwanted delay. This checkout delay is caused by thousands of separate source graphic
Needless to say that these file are irrelevant for the average developer's purposes and cause build congestion (especially when using in CI systems)
In this fork all irrelevant files have been removed while keeping only the required files.
SCSS Support - Modern developers need support for
scss. You can customize the referenced font's files filename and path
Maintenance - The original repository's release has missing icons that should be included according to https://material.io/tools/icons
How to contribute to this project
cd build pip install virtualenv # if you have multiple versions of python installed virtualenv -p python3 .venv # else.. virtualenv .venv source .venv/bin/activate #(Mac, Linux) or source .venv/Scripts/activate (Win) pip install -r requirements.txt
- The build folder whould be properly installed.
- Go to build folder and install dependencies:
cd build source .venv/bin/activate #source .venv/Scripts/activate on Windows python build.py