Zocial, CSS3 button set and vector icons with @font-face
HUGE thanks to Sam Collins for all his hard work on the original CSS3 button set and the Zocial icons font! Without his work, this project would not exist.
You can find the CSS only version (no Sass) and the full font set at zocial.smcllns.com. This project comes with a free subset of that font set, and includes:
- Smashing Magazine
(sudo) gem install zocial
Next, we need to require Zocial in the Compass config file of your project.
Next is a very crucial step ... getting the fonts installed to your project. This is the step you'll get hung up on if you didn't do the previous steps. Head back to the terminal and run this command from the root of the project you're installing Zocial to.
# execute at the root of your project compass install zocial/fonts
You should see something like this:
-> % compass install zocial/fonts directory fonts/zocial/ create fonts/zocial/zocial-lite-regular-webfont.eot create fonts/zocial/zocial-lite-regular-webfont.svg create fonts/zocial/zocial-lite-regular-webfont.ttf create fonts/zocial/zocial-lite-regular-webfont.woff
Once you've done this, your project will be ready to use Zocial! The next step is to "mixin" Zocial which is covered in the usage section.
Zocial Buttons is delivered with a few default variables in place you can override to fine tune Zocial for your project.
// Defaults $zocial-font-size: 1.8em $zocial-icon-font: zocial-lite $zocial-text-font: helvetica
Based on the default variables, you can change out
$zocial-icon-font to just
zocial if you own the full set. Keep in mind that if you use the full set, you are still bound by the license terms of the full set even though this framework is open source.
You can also set the
$zocial-font-size to something larger or smaller than the default of 1.8em.
Last but not least, you can set the
$zocial-text-font to something other than Helvetica. The font family choices are listed below. In a future release, we plan to work on adding better options for using other fonts. Please be patient.
Here's a snippet of example HTML markup in both HTML and Haml. The caveat or gotcha that most people stumble over is the required nested
<span> element. As you can see, each Zocial button gets the required
.zocial class name plus the button name.
<button class="zocial icon twitter"> <span>Sign in with Twitter</span> </button> <a class="zocial icon twitter" href="#"> <span>Sign in with Twitter</span> </a> %button.zocial.icon.twitter %span Sign in with Twitter %a(href="#" class="zocial icon twitter") %span Sign in with Twitter
To use just the icon version of the Zocial button, all you need to do is add the class name
.icon to the above markup. Here's is the repeated code, but this time adding the
<button class="zocial twitter"> <span>Sign in with Twitter</span> </button> <a class="zocial twitter" href="#"> <span>Sign in with Twitter</span> </a> %button.zocial.icon.twitter %span Sign in with Twitter %a(href="#" class="zocial icon twitter") %span Sign in with Twitter
The examples shown above illustrate how to use the Twitter Zocial button. Below are the full class options for the named buttons.
Font Family Choices
- arial (alias to helvetica)
- lucida (alias to lucida-grande)
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