Bootstrap icons

Bootstrap icons usage is a quick tutorial which describes the proper way of using Font Awesome icons in Bootstrap framework.

MDB uses a powerful set of icons called Font Awesome.

One Font, 628 Icons

In a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions.

No JavaScript Required

Fewer compatibility concerns because Font Awesome doesn't require JavaScript.

Infinite Scalability

Scalable vector graphics means every icon looks awesome at any size.

Free, as in Speech

Font Awesome is completely free for commercial use.

CSS Control

Easily style icon color, size, shadow, and anything that's possible with CSS.

Perfect on Retina Displays

Font Awesome icons are vectors, which mean they're gorgeous on high-resolution displays.


Font Awesome loves screen readers and helps make your icons accessible on the web.

Basic usage

Example: basic icon fa-camera-retro

You can place Font Awesome icons just about anywhere using the CSS Prefix fa and the icon's name. Font Awesome is designed to be used with inline elements (we like the <i> tag for brevity, but using a <span> is more semantically correct).

 <i class="fa fa-camera-retro"></i> fa-camera-retro
  • Example: basic icon If you change the font-size of the icon's container, the icon gets bigger. Same thing goes for color, drop shadow, and anything else that gets inherited using CSS.

Larger icons






To increase icon sizes relative to their container, use the fa-lg (33% increase), fa-2x, fa-3x, fa-4x, or fa-5x classes.

<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-lg"></i> fa-lg
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-2x"></i> fa-2x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-3x"></i> fa-3x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-4x"></i> fa-4x
<i class="fa fa-camera-retro fa-5x"></i> fa-5x
  • If your icons are getting chopped off on top and bottom, make sure you have sufficient line-height.

Full list of icons

To see the full list of available icons click the button below

Icons list