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Replies: 8 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Mar 4, 2019 12:45 PM by: Rich S
BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Widget of amenities

Would be great if there was a widget that could generate some sort oif check list / bullet list with small icons based on amenities. You already have some on availability search widget , kind of like that. So we could embed in website.

Such as:
bedrooms
Hot tub
Fireplace
wooded or mountain or water view (or all)
sleeps
No pets/yes pets
WiFI
Security cameras
Grill
patio/deck furniture
Firepit
bathrooms (number and icon)
dinning for (number)
Central heat/ac
family friendly
parking (nbr of cars)


Other stuff?
you can see similar list on my site but it is not very flexible and icons don't necessarily match the VR

Rich S
Registered: 12/28/18
Re: Widget of amenities

I agree - I'm working on a website and started looking around for nice icons to use and didn't find anything obvious. I'm sure they are available somewhere, but there's a fee to be paid. Unless y'all are artists and will design your own, I imagine you'd need to get a license so that's a complication.

For me, either a widget like BlueMtn described or if y'all could just identify a nice set of icons that work well (paid is okay), that would be just as well. I don't personally need it to be dynamic and part of a widget, and in fact having the flexibility to move icons around is a nice thing. Means I can display differently depending upon whether the website is being viewed on a desktop, ipad, or portrait/landscape phone.

ShenRent
Registered: 12/4/09
Re: Widget of amenities

Look at the FontAwesome stuff. There's a zillion of them and they are better than icons - they're actually web "fonts" so you can increase their size or color perfectly by just specifying HTML attributes.

Rich S
Registered: 12/28/18
Re: Widget of amenities

ShenRent - I looked at https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icons/ and searched for groups of icons related to real estate or rentals, and then individual icons like pool, hottub, laundry, washing machine, etc and didn't find any...

But thanks for the tip - being open source/free to use is great, and I imagine I'll find some icons that will work.

ShenRent
Registered: 12/4/09
Re: Widget of amenities

Check out the FamFamFam set as well. The silk ones: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/. Big group, maybe not every specific amenity you want but a large free set. FontAwesome or FamFamFam may build some custom ones for you if you pay them.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: Widget of amenities

Finding individual icons is no issue. for me issue was creating sort of table or check list with icons and their descriptions that look good. maybe my website limitation but they never looked good. I found some "datalist" in my site builder but to me they are too large and some do not make sense even though it was best ones I could select . i cannot add outside one to the datalist. you can look at this smoky-mountains-cabin.com/RVL

Tim K
Registered: 7/8/17
Re: Widget of amenities

Mine is very similar. https://www.beachhaven7.com/amenities/

Rich S
Registered: 12/28/18
Re: Widget of amenities

Very nice website Tim K! Thanks for sharing it, and the icons too...

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