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Intrexx & Font Awesome

· 3 min read
Ariadna Suteanu
Low Code Developer

Intrexx is a robust platform designed for easily creating and managing web applications. A key feature of Intrexx is its intuitive user interface, which leverages icons to enhance user interaction and experience. The built-in icons in Intrexx cover a wide range of functions and actions, providing users with immediate visual recognition and understanding of various tasks and options within the application.

Icons are integral to the user experience in Intrexx, providing clear and intuitive visual cues within the application. Intrexx has built-in icons that effectively represent various functions and actions, enhancing the overall usability. However, recognizing the need for greater flexibility and a broader range of icons, we have made it possible to add external icons to the platform.

To further improve and standardize our icon usage, we have decided to incorporate FontAwesome icons into our Intrexx applications. FontAwesome offers a comprehensive collection of high-quality icons that can be easily integrated and customized. This transition to FontAwesome will provide users with a consistent and visually appealing icon set while expanding the variety of icons available for use in Intrexx applications.

Incorporating FontAwesome into Intrexx improves the visual appeal and functionality of the applications and simplifies the process of adding and managing icons. This enhancement aligns with our commitment to providing a versatile and user-friendly platform, empowering users to create more dynamic and engaging web applications.

Custom icons are often needed to better reflect an application's specific functions, branding, or unique requirements. They allow for a more tailored user experience, ensuring that icons are not only visually aligned with the overall design but also precisely represent the application's unique actions and concepts. Custom icons enhance clarity, improve usability, and create a cohesive and distinctive visual identity.

FontAwesome is a good match with Intrexx for several reasons:

  • Seamless Integration: FontAwesome is easy to incorporate into Intrexx applications, allowing users to enhance their interfaces with minimal effort quickly. Comprehensive Icon Set: FontAwesome's extensive library ensures that users have access to a wide variety of icons suitable for diverse applications and functions within Intrexx.
  • Design Consistency: Using a standardized set of icons from FontAwesome helps maintain a consistent and professional look across all Intrexx applications.
  • Customization Options: FontAwesome icons can be easily customized to fit the specific design and branding needs of Intrexx applications, offering great flexibility. Scalability and Quality: FontAwesome icons' vector-based nature means they can be resized without losing quality, ensuring they remain sharp and clear at any size. This is ideal for responsive design in Intrexx.

Overall, FontAwesome complements Intrexx by enhancing its visual appeal, usability, and flexibility, making it a valuable addition to the platform.

It is super easy to make Font Awesome icons available to all applications from your Intrexx Portal!

  1. Download the Font Awesome .zip file
  2. Extract the zip file & move the extracted directory (e.g. fontawesome_6.5.2) to the directory "assets" found on the server running the Intrexx Portal (Default path: C:\ProgramData\intrexx\<portal name>\external\htmlroot\images\assets)

Intrexx &amp; Font Awesome

You can now use icons from Font Awesome in the same way you would use the default Intrexx icons.