Creating Reusable and Scalable Calendar Icon in HTML5 and CSS3

This article explains how tro create a calendar icon for your blog or website, and yes, it is scalable, so you can resize it to any ratio and it will not be blurred just by changing a font-size. 

You’re free to change the color/size of the text or an icon or anything as you prefer. I’m going to show you how:

Figure 1: Template Div

The following is the template that I will be modifying to get the desired output. It contains a main wrapper Div and three elements inside for Day, Month and Date respectively. I had the option to put all the three in a span but just to reduce the complexity of the CSS I put them in separate tags.

And here’s the style for this icon wrapper, you can change the size of the icon in just one go by changing the wrapper’s font-size attribute.

Figure 2: Icon Wrapper style

Here’s the complete HTML and CSS:

Reusable Calendar Icon

  font-family: “Segoe UI”, Frutiger, “Frutiger Linotype”, “Dejavu Sans”, 
  “Helvetica Neue”, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 100%;

  margin: 10px
  color: #333;
  background-color: #cecece;
  font-size:1em; /*change calendarIcon size */
  display: block;
  position: relative;
  width: 7em;
  height: 7em;
  background-color: #fff; 
  border-radius: 0.7em;
  -moz-border-radius: 0.7em; 
  box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #bdbdbd, 0 2px 0 #fff, 0 3px 0 #bdbdbd,
  0 4px 0 #fff, 0 5px 0 #bdbdbd, 0 0 0 1px #bdbdbd;
  overflow: hidden;
 div.calendarDate *
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  font-size: 1em;
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style: normal;
  text-align: center;
div.calendarDate strong
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  padding: 0.4em 0;

  color: #fff; 
  background-color: #19aaaa;
  border-bottom: 1px dashed #ddd;
  box-shadow: 0 2px 0 #19aaaa;
div.calendarDate em
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0em;
  color: #fff;
  height: 1.6em;
  background-color: #19aaaa;
div.calendarDate span
  font-size: 2.8em;
  letter-spacing: -0.05em;
  padding-top: 0.65em;
  color: #2f2f2f;


Just in case you may want to fiddle around, see:

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