Font Awesome launches font for “corona awareness”

Font Awesome launches font for corona awareness


A few weeks ago, Font Awesome launched a series of icons to increase “corona awareness”. The “solid” or filled symbols are free to download. The regular, non-colored or two-tone colored icons must be paid for.

The aim of the series is to provide websites and apps with a means to raise awareness about the global pandemic. In the last updated version, 47 new symbols have been added that depict hygienic activities such as hand washing. Other icons indicate viruses and social distance storage. There are even a few pictures of toilet paper (because these are apparently necessary in this world where panic buying is a new concept).

“Based on recommendations from the World Health Organization, you will find symbols that communicate good hygiene and social distance keeping,” wrote Jory Raphael, head of icon design at Font Awesome. “We can’t be on the front lines and act like the brave medical professionals around the world do, so we hope these icons help communicate some of the most important things people can do to protect themselves and their communities.”

Corona icoon

The symbols were originally requested a few weeks ago at Font Awesome’s Github repository. The design team acted diligently to make them available. There are additional requests for liquid and solid soap.

Like all Font Awesome symbols, the series is available as part of a package or individually downloadable in SVG format. Below you can see the current available icons:

covid icons

Users of Font Awesome’s WordPress plugin should have unrestricted access to the string. The plugin uses the external Font Awesome CDN or kits from the latter. Users can also choose from various icon libraries (which also include the corona symbols). On our website you can also find information about other free plugins for WordPress.

The 100 best free WordPress themes of 2018

The 100 best free WordPress themes of 2018

There’s and endless choice of WordPress themes in all shapes and sizes. Looking for a good free WordPress theme is like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is why we list the best free WordPress themes for you every year. In this article you’ll find our review for the best free WordPress themes of 2018.

Focus points for good free WordPress themes in 2018

 

Mobile user-friendliness

For 2018, the most important focus point is: mobile user-friendliness. Search engines, such as Google, attach more and more value to website performance on mobile devices. So, always test a free WordPress theme on a mobile phone. When you do this, pay special attention to the alignment of texts and images, but also check to see if a page opens directly and displays the most important text first.

Safety

In the past, there was the risk of finding malware in free WordPress themes. Luckily, the control mechanisms have now improved strongly on the most important market places for WordPress websites, and such practices are being dealt with as soon as they are uncovered. Still, the safety of your WordPress theme remains of great importance. So, only download/buy your WordPress themes at reputable WordPress theme providers.

Revenue model

Nothing comes for free. A free WordPress theme is free for a reason. For example, because the provider hopes you’ll buy one of his products in the future. Or he’ll offer an extended version of the free theme at additional cost. So, make sure the free WordPress theme contains all the features you need, otherwise you’ll end up paying for the theme later on.

Maintenance and support

With a free WordPress theme, you don’t have to expect any long continuing development or good support from the developer. Which makes sense, since the theme is free. So, are you looking for a WordPress theme you can build on for years to come? Then it might be wise to spend a few euro’s on a recommended payed WordPress theme.

The 100 best free WordPress themes for 2018

Optimizer



Optimal



Minimalist Portfolio



Parallel



Fotografie



Unicon Lite



Septera



Arcade Basic



Eighties



Radiate



Vantage



Verity



Coral Parallax



Seos Photography



Portfolio Lite



Prasoon



Zoom Lite



Shapely



BizPlus



Teletype



Kurama



Extant



Helena



Parallax Frame



AcmePhoto



Alpha Centauri



Coral Drive



Integral



WP Portfolio



Pixgraphy



ScrollMe



Athena



Business World



Bluestreet



SKT Design Agency



Business Elite



Portfolio Gallery



Productly



Better Health



Adventure Lite



Mesmerize



Reykjavik



Grid Magazine



Start Blogging



Journalistic



Bar Restaurant



Canuck



CT Corporate



Compact One



Tech Literacy



Business Point



exBusiness



Smarter



Play School



Singularity



Vision Lite



Decree



Storefront



ColorMag



Allegiant



InterServer Portfolio



Sydney



Vertex



Olsen Light



Brittany Light



Blaskan



Activello



Hestia



Ascend



Coffeeisle



Bizlight



Astrid



GreatMag



Shop Isle



Zerif Lite



Rocked



Riba Lite



Simple Business WP



Blogger Theme



Masonry



Sold WooCommerce



Minimalist



Basi.c



Magnifique



Public Opinion



Socute shop



Mallow