Font Awesome - Local Install [Deleted]

Adam Howard

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Adam Howard submitted a new resource:

Font Awesome - Local Install - Compatible with ALL Xenforo Font Awesome add-ons

While it is true, you can use the remote CDN method
<link href="//" rel="stylesheet">
You are completely dependent on an outside source and it can add more page lookup time to your site.

I am often surprised people do not know you can host Font Awesome locally.

Step 1
Download latest copy of Font Awesome

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Adam Howard

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The provided CDN is not good enough? :)
I think because so many sites are beginning to use it more, sometimes I have noticed it being slower than my own site. Also regardless, you're still adding another lookup by using something off site.

I think it's good practice to not depend on an outside source whenever possible. And for those who would agree, they now have a clear guide on how to do it themselves.

Adam Howard

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When adding your domain name, add only your domain name....




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So somebody that doesn't use a www subdomain is required to create one, just to use this add-on?

Glad I didn't download it.

Adam Howard

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Instead of declaring the domain, I just use this code:
Does not work in all instances.

Also wrote the guide as generic as possible to include all possible setups including cookieless domains.

Adam Howard

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On what scenario it will not work?
FontAweSome files are now hosted locally on my server, I didn't notice any problems here.
Your way works on just fine on my desktop. (y)

But when using a an old kindle, so older version of Android (not so well). Could be just browser dependent? :cautious:

Either way, I'll keep the guide 'as is' to include the possibility of cookieless domains (and maybe backward compatibility).

Adam Howard

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On what scenario it will not work?
FontAweSome files are now hosted locally on my server, I didn't notice any problems here.

Your navigation seems to have a small issue when I scroll down ... notice the missing photo next to the "FORUMS" menu

Screenshot from 2014-06-01 16:42:17.png


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Care to share how you resolved it?

I don't use pagespeed, but I imagine others here may
I disable LazyLoad Image filter of ngx_pagespeed cause it's buggy right now.
@RoldanLT just do what I did

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css.php?css=xenforo,form,public&amp;style=2&amp;dir=LTR&amp;d=1401635361"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">
works fine with Centmin Mod Nginx + ngx_pagespeed module :)
Would this one not enough?

Adam Howard

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Adam Howard updated Font Awesome - Local Install with a new update entry:

guide tweak

  • Included local download (thanks Dave Gandy for producing and developing Font Awesome). This will allow me to update the resource and inform people when there is an update (so it's a good idea to follow this resource).
  • Added small side note in step 3 (Yes, you do want to include the dash in the folder name).
  • Added upgrade instructions.
  • Version of resource will always reflect current version number of Font Awesome
If you have already downloaded a local copy of Font...
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