one tool that I'm using quite often in the projects that I'm working on is FontAwesome. A software-service that provides a wide range of icons that can be integrated very easily & fast. Many of those icons can be used for free, including brand icons (twitter, youtube, etc.), while having different styles for "paying" customers.
A project in particular where icons from FontAwesome are used is hive.io.
Check out the code to see how easy the integration is: https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive-io/-/blob/master/src/plugins/fontawesome.ts
Proposal: Adding HIVE logo to FontAwesome
As I wrote above, I had to manually add the "Hive" logo to the code, which from a time-expense is fine, but wouldn't it be much better to have that logo natively integrated into FontAwesome as a brand?
Well, that's possible - for just 3k USD.
Why? Developer Outreach
Besides the obvious reason of making it as easy as possible for developers to integrate the Hive icon into their project in a professional & high quality, FontAwesome is also quite successful in terms of generating developer interest.
The npm package called
@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icon that includes all these brands from FontAwesome, and possibly also
Hive in the future, averages 300k+ downloads weekly.
Getting our logo could be quite positive in terms of PR. The only 2 other crypto logos available are
ETH. 3rd could be
3k? So much? Is there an alternative
There are also crypto packages, such as https://github.com/spothq/cryptocurrency-icons, that include many different crypto icons. One argument against this proposal could be that 3k USD don't have to be spent when people can have access to crypto icons for free. And quite frankly, serious projects have to use other icon sets in addition, as they need to support more icons than just
However, as a developer that uses FontAwesome in different projects: having the logo in there by default, with native support is superb!
And if I'm being honest: 3k is just a drop in the bucket for a cryptocurrency with a 75M MarketCap.
Funding amount is
3150 HBD ~ 3000 USD â 96cents HBD with @blocktrades as the receiver, as he will take care of payment, while I will deal with FontAwesome & the integration of Hive icon.
Also, I think this should be clear but I'll say it anyway: I'm not sponsored or in any way affiliated with FontAwesome, just a happy customer myself and I really see this as a strong move for Hive.
To vote for this proposal: https://peakd.com/me/proposals/therealwolf