Silk Icons Companion #1
The FamFamFam Silk icon set is a very large, consistent set of well-drawn icons that has proven to be popular with both applications and web sites.
On a number of occasions I have found myself wanting more icons in the same style. This companion set represents what I needed but also what I felt like adding.
Some are new icons in the same style, some are alternative sizes/colours of the existing icons and some are new compositions of the elements.
You can insert the icons directly into your HTML with a common IMG tag:
<img alt="Connect" src="dist/png/folder_connect.png" width="16" height="16">
In addition to the icons by themselves, this project also ships a CSS spritesheet for the icon-pack. This spritesheet allows to load the entire icon-pack in just 1 image, and thus reduce HTTP calls.
This is what it actually looks:
All the positioning of the icons inside this alone image is made through CSS, which allows you to just add block-type tags with the proper class and get the same result:
<div class="silk-companion folder_connect"></div>
Just remember to add the CSS stylesheet to the HEAD of your HTML page!
npm install silk-companion
bower install silk-companion
Composer / Packagist
Build (the whole project or your custom project)
We use Gulp to build the project, so if you want to re-build or customize this project, you'll need Gulp.
After gulp is installed, and your CLI is pointed to your work directory, first install the dependencies:
then, you can run the
gulp build task to build the project:
What the build task does
First, it takes PNG files from the
src folder, and pastes them to the
Then it creates a spritesheet from the PNG images located in the
src folder, and thus creates the
sprite folder in
If, for example you just want
page_break icons in a spritesheet, you just have to fork this project, point your CLI to the working directory, empty the
src directory, except
page_break icons, and then run the
gulp build task.
You'll get the proper spritesheet and copies of the icons directly in the
Packaging files are licensed under the MIT license.
The Original Silk readme this work is based upon:
Silk icon set 1.3 _________________________________________ Mark James http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/ _________________________________________ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. [ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ ] This means you may use it for any purpose, and make any changes you like. All I ask is that you include a link back to this page in your credits. Are you using this icon set? Send me an email (including a link or picture if available) to email@example.com Any other questions about this icon set please contact firstname.lastname@example.org