Let’s face it. Font Awesome is only awesome when it comes to the font selection, not the file size. 444K for the SVG? 166K for the TTF? Meh!
We can slim this down manually using ICOMOON:
- Click on
- Choose Font Awesome.
- Select all the icons you want.
- Scroll to the bottom and click
- Click the gear for settings and then Download:
- Rename the files to be the filenames Blocs uses.
- Upload to the right folder on your web server.
But the above trick is fiddly at best, down right impossible at worst. Goodness knows I can’t remember all the Font Awesome icons I’ve used and where in my document!
My WISH LIST request is to have Blocs do the icon font filesize slimming for us automatically. Simply put, I want Blocs to consider which Font Awesome icons I use, then when I export my website, Blocs will save Font Awesome font files that include ONLY the icons I am using in my current Blocs document. That will make Font Awesome font sizes awesome.
If this cannot be implemented, then my alternate request is to have Blocs show me all the Font Awesome icons currently in use throughout my entire document so I can actually use the above 7 steps to create a slim version of Font Awesome myself.