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How to Change li Style into Font Awesome Icons

Adding Dependency

First, we add font-awesome to our page to use its icons. Take not that plugins use in this tutorial, are included in the downloadable.

Place the code below in the header section of your page.

  1. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">

Creating the List

Next, we create the list that we are going to modify the style.

  1. <ul id="myList">
  2. <li>Apple</li>
  3. <li>Orange</li>
  4. <li>Strawberry</li>
  5. <li>Pineapple</li>
  6. </ul>

Adding CSS

Lastly, we add the CSS to change the style of our list.

  1. #myList{
  2. list-style: none;
  3. }
  4. #myList li {
  5. padding-left: 1.3em;
  6. }
  7. #myList li:before {
  8. content: "\f046";
  9. font-family: FontAwesome;
  10. display: inline-block;
  11. margin-left: -1.3em;
  12. width: 1.3em;
  13. }
  14. #listDiv{
  15. font-size: 20px;
  16. }

In the content is where you put the unicode of the font awesome that you want to substitute to the default style.

font awesome unicode


Here's the full HTML.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <meta charset="utf-8">
  3. <title>How to Change li Style into Font Awesome Icons</title>
  4. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css">
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">
  6. <style type="text/css">
  7. #myList{
  8. list-style: none;
  9. }
  10. #myList li {
  11. padding-left: 1.3em;
  12. }
  13. #myList li:before {
  14. content: "\f046";
  15. font-family: FontAwesome;
  16. display: inline-block;
  17. margin-left: -1.3em;
  18. width: 1.3em;
  19. }
  20. #listDiv{
  21. font-size: 20px;
  22. }
  23. </style>
  24. </head>
  25. <div class="container">
  26. <h1 class="page-header text-center">Change li Style into Font Awesome Icons</h1>
  27. <div class="row">
  28. <div class="col-sm-4 col-sm-offset-4" id="listDiv">
  29. <h3>FRUITS</h3>
  30. <ul id="myList">
  31. <li>Apple</li>
  32. <li>Orange</li>
  33. <li>Strawberry</li>
  34. <li>Pineapple</li>
  35. </ul>
  36. </div>
  37. </div>
  38. </div>
  39. </body>
  40. </html>

That ends this tutorial. Happy Coding :)

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