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A quick and simple way of using vanillicons in your next project.


gem install 'vanillicons'


If you are using this in a Rails project, or a project using Bundler then add the following to your Gemfile

gem 'vanillicons', '0.1.0'

In your model or class include the Vanillicons module

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  include Vanillicons 

And thats all it takes to get started, in your views you can now use the #vanillicon_url method.

<%= image_tag @user.vanillicon_url %>

Changing the field used

By default the gem will call a method #email on the object and hash that value. However you can change this to use any other field in the class, to change it you can do the following.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  include Vanillicons 

  vanillicon :name

The gem will now call the #name accessor to generate the image url.

Changing the options

There are a couple of options that can be passed to the #vanillicon_url method. The defaults are the following.

  :size => 200, # Options are: 50, 100, 200
  :secure => true

This sets the image size to 200px by 200px and to use https connection.
You may override this when calling the #vanillicon_url method.

<%= image_tag @user.vanillicon_url(:size => 50, :secure => false) %>

Or in the class if you frequently use a particular set of options.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  include Vanillicons 

  vanillicon :email, :size => 100

Contributing to vanillicons

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


Copyright (c) 2012 Gary Mardell. See LICENSE.txt for further details.