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Check out my Social Icon Mixin

Hi everyone!

Just had a play around with this today and if anyone has ways to improve / add to this that would be cool!

Not sure how often you would use this with a sprite sheet probably being faster to load but I'm just learning Sass so thought id mess around with it!

Let me know your thoughts :)



1 Answer

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,690 Points

Pretty handy mixin, Craig. I could see it being used for any number of custom icons.

To allow for some organization with multiple icons, I added a little snippet to allow a list to be accepted:

@mixin social-icons($icons...) {
  $iArr: '';
  @if length($icons) == 1 and type-of(nth($icons, 1)) == list {
    $iArr: nth($icons, 1);  
  } @else {
    $iArr: $icons;
  // Change '@each $icon in $icons' to:
  @each $icon in $iArr {
    .icon-#{$icon} {
      // properties here

So now as an alternative to:

@include social-icons(twitter, facebook, pinterest, instagram);

you can also use

$iconlist: twitter, facebook, pinterest, instagram;
@include social-icons($iconlist);

Thanks Sean :) ,

I really like being able to use a list like that, being quite new to Sass I wasn't aware this was possible!

I will add this and a few examples using this method to the pen!

Thanks again Sean !