What is Weebly?
Weebly is a website builder, a class of tools that allow you to create a website using an intuitive, drag-and-drop user interface. These tools are intended to allow a company to maintain and incrementally develop their website on their own, without the overhead of using a web developer for ongoing changes.
Weebly is a very popular tool, used by tens of millions of websites. It runs in a web browser, features an intuitive, drag-and-drop user interface and also has iOS and Android apps for editing your web site on the go.
What is "Icon"?
Earlier this year, Weebly introduced their own App Center, allowing third-party developers to create new apps to extend the functionality of the core Weebly toolkit.
Finite Wisdom has created several of these apps, the fourth of which was approved and released on June 24, 2016. This fourth app, Icon, addresses another long-standing limitation in Weebly: there has been no set of icons available to provide a richer, intuitive user experience.
With Icon, you can choose from over 600 Font Awesome icons (by Dave Gandy) to add to your web site. Each icon will automatically scale to the width of its container. This allows you to create "large and chunky" icons, if you drop them into wide containers, or "small and elegant" icons, if you drop them into narrow containers.
For each icon, you can:
- Specify a color
- Specify an optional link with hover color
- Specify an optional transformation (flip or rotate)
If you'd like to float your icon on a solid block of color, drag it inside a Color Block element, another free app available from Finite Wisdom.
In the first 100 days since Icon was released, it has been installed on more than 36,000 websites and achieved an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.