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What is so Great about Icon Fonts' Easy Integration in Alpha Anywhere

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We recently came across this blog post from a site called "CSS tricks"

We wanted to reprint it here because it does a great job of explaining how useful ICON fonts can be to you in terms easily adding professionalism to your web and mobile applications built in Alpha Anywhere (now that ICON font support has been included in Alpha Anywhere that makes it very easy to incorporate ICON fonts in your business apps built in Alpha Anywhere).


Icon Fonts are Awesome

    1. Because you can easily change the size

    1. Because you can easily change the color

    1. Because you can easily shadow their shape

    1. Because they can have transparent knockouts, which work in IE6 unlike alpha transparent pngs.

    1. Because you can do all the other stuff image based icons can do, like change opacity or rotate or whatever.

    1. You'll be able to do things like add strokes to them with text-stroke or add gradients/textures with background-clip: text; once browser support is a bit deeper.

icon fonts


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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.