Updated recommendation for icon use

2019-09-04

Use "regular" FontAwesome icons for sizes up to 32 px

What?

As of 2019-09-04, we are changing the recommendation on using icons:

Use "regular" FontAwesome icons, rather than the “light” version.

Why?

Originally the “light” version of FontAwesome icons was recommended as it aligns well with our brand. We have since then learned that the lines look too subtle in smaller sizes. This is a small but important shift to make our icons clearer for our users.

Everything else stays the same (i.e "use these icons up to 32 px", "choose icons freely but avoid icons that are framed in circle/square", etc).

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Feedback?

Please let us know if you have any questions or input.
/Ulrika, Design management