Air's iconography

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import airIcons from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@air/icons';



Source of truth for SVG icons used at Air. Published as an NPM library for React consumers.


yarn add @air/icons

How do I add new icons to this collection?

  1. Put your SVG icon into a folder in src/svgs (src/svgs/uncategorized unless otherwise stated by design)

  2. Run yarn workspace @air/icons run format:svgs:all to format the source code. Unfortunately, currently this updates other SVGs (see here for more context), so just discard the changes to the SVGs you're not working on.

  3. Add the correct props to the <path> tag:

  4. If there is only one path, you can still follow the proceeding rules, but you could also instead add the attribute to the svg element itself.

  5. If the <path> has no stoke or fill, you need to add fill="currentColor" to it.

  6. If the <path> has a defined fill and it's value isn't "currentColor", change it to that.

  7. If the <path> has a defined stroke or other stroke-* properties, set stroke's value to "currentColor"

  8. Run yarn build to map the newly added icons

  9. yarn storybook to go and see the result of your work in Storybook.

How should I describe the commit via commitizen?

  • If you've added a new icon, that should be a "minor" version commit (usually "feature").
  • If you've edited an existing icon, that should be a "patch" version commit (usually "fix").
  • If you've removed an existing icon, that be a "major" version commit (usually "fix" and "breaking").

How do I use the icons in my React application?

Every component accepts all props that you'd expect an inlined svg to accept in a React environment. This includes className, style, fill, width, height, etc.

import { Check } from '@air/icons';

// ... later on, in some render method

<Check fill="#000000" width="24px" height="24px" />

Considerations when deciding if your icon belongs here

  1. If you want the icon to express meaning by itself (without text)...

Please render the SVG inline into your application. Be sure that aria-hidden="false" and also apply an id to the <title> aspect of the SVG. Lastly, give the value of that id to the attribute aria-labelledby on the actual <svg>.

  1. If you don't want the icon to be customizable (fill, stroke, etc.) via props...
  2. If you want the paths of the icon to be controllable in animations...

This repository is for uniformly behaving, customizable icon sets. Please deal with the SVGs yourself.

  1. If you want the paths of the icon to be customizeable...

You'll want to make a custom component in your application. Please deal with the SVGs yourself.

  1. If the icon has a predefined fill attribute on the actual <svg>...

Note that fill is transformed to be currentColor. All you'll need to do is ensure the icon is rendered in a parent element whose CSS property color is defined.

Dealing With SVGs Yourself

There are many situations where this repository won't help, as outlined above. If instructed to deal with SVGs yourself (in your application context), you have two options.

  1. Render SVGs inline - nothing wrong with that! Consider still using SVGO to optimize your SVG.

  2. Integrate svgr into your application, steal our SVGO "format" config, and simply manage the implementation yourself. Why the "format" config in a webpack tool? In this repo, we use the format config to minify IDs because it has the context of the filename for prefixing the IDs and keeping them unique. Our bundle config doesn't minify IDs because it assumes they've already been prefixed properly to ensure there are no ID collisions for consumption of multiple SVGs on one page.

  3. Using React Native? Import the SVG files inside your components using a package like react-native-svg-transformer.