Html – Space between link and icon, fontawesome

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What's the best way to get a space between the link/paragraph and the icon?

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Doesn't work to just put a space before the text because it will be changed back when you minify/uglify the project.

I tried with all kinds of padding and margins. Can't get them to separate.

Best Answer

I would use the .fa-fw class. For example: <i class="fa fa-cog fa-fw"> This adds a visual space (that won't get stripped out) and it's consistent, so when/if the elements stack it looks a lot better.

Instructions: https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-the-web/styling/fixed-width-icons enter image description here