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Font Awesome and Moodle, Part 10 – Animated icons

In part ten of this series we look at how to animate Font Awesome icons.

(Link to Part 1 of this series – basics)
(Link to Part 2 of this series – icons)
(Link to Part 3 of this series – colour)
(Link to Part 4 of this series – size)
(Link to Part 5 of this series – colour & size combinations)
(Link to Part 6 of this series – rotating)
(Link to Part 7 of this series – fixed width icons)
(Link to Part 8 of this series – list icons)
(Link to Part 9 of this series – pulling icons) 

In this post, we will be animating our icons.

Why would we want to do this?

  • It can be a nice effect (used sparingly).
  • It can catch your eye.
  • It can provide feedback.

Take a look at this Font Awesome code – the format should be looking very familiar to you now…

<div class="fa-3x">
<i class="fas fa-spinner fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fas fa-circle-notch fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fas fa-sync fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fas fa-cog fa-spin"></i>
<i class="fas fa-spinner fa-pulse"></i>
<i class="fas fa-stroopwafel fa-spin"></i>

Do note that the animated icons can look a bit strange and don’t work perfectly in all browsers though 🙁

See the full collection of articles on using Font Awesome with Moodle – try this dedicated (open and free) Moodle course on our ElearningWorld Academy.

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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