Octicons : GitHub’s Icon Font


Octicons is a scalable icon font handcrafted with love by GitHub and this is the Bower package for GitHub Octicons.
GitHub tried to leverage CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.This results in better page loads and an overall better experience for you.


How To Add Octicons to Your Project

1 – Create a new file called bower.json (if you don’t have one already).

2 – Add a new line for the Octicon dependency, pointing to the correct repository:

  "name": "my_great_project",
  "dependencies": {
    "octicons": "2.0.0"

3 – Run bower install. The Octicons styles will be downloaded to bower_components/octicons.

4 – Link to the octicons.css stylesheet in the of your page:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="bower_components/octicons/octicons/octicons.css">

5 – Simply use an icon in your HTML page:

<span class="octicon octicon-microscope"></span>