Life and Open Source

Just an update, since my various open source projects have all had a large delay in updates over the last two months. The community is still very heavily involved and we've been replying to issues as they come up.

So, on the life side of things, I bought a condo and moved in which turned out to be a massive time sink having not moved in almost 4 years.

Lot of contractors to call and electricians to schedule to do various updates on the place. Installed 14 Hue Lights and slowly making this a smart home.

Will gradually be getting back into open source shortly and updating the various projects I maintain.

For Material Design Icons you can track the progress on the project board.

Material Design Icons v1.7.22

This release includes 10 new icons, but is focused on SCSS related changes reverting some style changes and adding new style changes to the Bootstrap documentation.

TL;DR If you're using v1.7.22 icons with Bootstrap, you'll want to update the helper CSS classes:

For instance in the last release this syntax will now work. The documentation and css on that page have been updated to also support this.

<button type="button" class="btn btn-default" aria-label="Flask">  
    <i class="mdi mdi-flask" aria-hidden="true"></i>
<!-- OR -->  
<button type="button" class="btn btn-default mdi mdi-flask" aria-label="Flask">  

Hopefully this doesn't cause too much of a headache. Going forward it should be a beneficial change, but could be annoying for those upgrading 1.6.x -> 1.7.22.

Preview the latest on the CDN:

Material Design Icons v1.7.12

This is a pretty standard release, with 62 new icons and a handful of changes. There are two new features in this release and an update to the bower.json file to follow the current spec.

Feature one is focused on moving to a cleaner font-family declaration. The new .mdi-set class will work the same way as .mdi did previously for uses where more than one icon is needed.

.mdi-set {

The CodePen shows the way these two classes can be used from now on.

Feature two is a little more minor adding a mdi-blank icon that has been requested several times. This is actually just the mdi-solid icon with visability: hidden.

The last update is a bit more subtle and fixes the way bower.json is structured. Read more about that in the issue.


At 950 closed issue requests the contributors have done an amazing job! Great to see so much interest in the community to help out fellow designers and importantly developers.

Preview on the CDN View the WIP Design Page

Community meta.json

The new meta.json file contains all the meta data we have about each icon and will be included in the release going forward for 3rd party tools to take advantage of.

Chrome / Firefox Extension

One great example of this new data is the Chrome Extension MaterialDesignIcons Picker it is awesome! Also available in Firefox. Created by the talented @chteuchteu.