Using Less as a CSS preprocessor in your project? No problemo, Font Awesome has a Less version if you'd prefer to import our styling into your workflow.
We’ll cover the basics of getting all the files you’ll need from the directory, adding Font Awesome to your compile, tools for referencing icons with ease, and more!
Grab the Files
You'll find everything you need in the
fontawesome6 directory of the Font Awesome download. Below is the list of files made specifically for Less. You can add them all to your project or pick just the ones you need.
|Files ||What They Do|
|Main Font Awesome compile|
|Brand icon styles|
|Duotone icon styles|
|Solid icon styles|
|Regular icon styles|
|Light icon styles|
|Thin icon styles|
|Duotone icon styles|
|Where variables are defined that are used throughout styling|
|Utilities used throughout styling/icon definitions|
|Base icon reference class syntax and definitions|
|Duotone icon classes|
|icon sizing support styling|
|fixed-width icon support styling|
|icons in a list support styling|
|bordered + pulled icon support styling|
|animated icon support styling|
|rotating icons support styling|
|stacking icons support styling|
|All icon definitions|
|screen-reader specific and accessibility support styling|
Adding Font Awesome to Your Compile
less folder into your project. Then copy the entire
webfonts folder into your project, where your static files get served.
Open your project's
less/variables.less and edit the
@fa-font-path variable to point to where you placed the
Import Font Awesome by adding
@import "less/fontawesome.less" in your main Less file. Also, import one or more styles
@import "less/solid.less" in your main Less file.
Compile your code and get to using those new icons in your project!
You can use
.fa-icon; to get things set up as an icon. Use
.fa-solid; to create an icon in the Solid style. Import other styles to use other prefixes. Use variables to include
content values a little easier.
|Utilities ||What It Does|
|A mixin to make referencing icons via the CSS |
content property a bit easier
An icon's variable must be passed in (e.g.
|A mixin that contains all of the base style set up for an icon (minus an icon's style and specific name/unicode) compile|
|A mixin that calculates font size and vertical alignment for the relative sizing scale|
|A mixin that visually hides an element containing a text-equivalent for an icon while keeping it accessible to assistive technologies|
|A mixin that is used alongside |
.fa-sr-only() to show the element again when it’s focused (e.g. by a keyboard-only user)
Font Awesome's SCSS version also leverages several SCSS variables(opens new window) that allow for easier set-up and customization of our styling toolkit.