Looking to quickly add Figuration to your project? Use the CDN links. Using a package manager or need to download the source files? Head to the downloads page.
- Using the CDN
- Basic Template
- Right-to-left Support
- Important Markup
Using the CDN
CDN services are provided for free by the awesome folks over at jsDelivr.
Copy-paste the stylesheet
<link> into your
<head> before all other stylesheets to load our CSS.
<head>, or near the end of your pages, right before the closing
</body> tag. Be sure to place jQuery first, as our code depends on it.
Be sure to have your pages set up with the latest design and development standards. That means using the HTML5 doctype, and including the viewport meta tag to allow responsive behaviors.
Essentially something like this:
That should be all you need for overall page requirements. Visit the Layout docs to begin building out your content and components.
Working with a language that reads from right to left? Use the
rtl version of the Figuration CSS. The markup and classes are the same between the
rtl versions of Figuration.
Pro Tip! We have included a way to preview layout, component, and widget behavior with the documentation. Use the settings menu in the top navbar to change between text directions.
The steps needed to switch from
rtl mode are:
- Add the
dir="rtl"attribute to the
- Update the
langattribute on the
<html>tag to match the language being used.
- Refer to this list of language codes provided by the US Library of Congress to find the one you require.
- Load the
rtlversion of the Figuration CSS. Load this in place of the default Figuration CSS.
When complete, the basic template for a right-to-left markup should look like the following example.
Figuration depends a handful of important global styles and settings that you’ll need to be aware of when using it, all of which are almost exclusively geared towards the normalization of cross browser styles.
Figuration requires the use of the HTML5 doctype. Without it, you’ll see some incomplete styling.
Responsive Meta Tag
Figuration is developed mobile first, a strategy in which we optimize code for mobile devices first and then scale up components as necessary using CSS media queries. To ensure proper rendering and touch zooming for all devices, add the responsive viewport meta tag to your
You can see an example of this in action in the basic template.
For more straightforward sizing in CSS, we switch the global
box-sizing value from
border-box. This ensures
padding does not affect the final computed width of an element, but it can cause problems with some third party software like Google Maps and Google Custom Search Engine.
On the rare occasion you need to override it, use something like the following:
With the above snippet, nested elements—including generated content via
:after—will all inherit the specified
box-sizing for that
Learn more about box model and sizing at CSS Tricks.
For improved cross-browser rendering, we use Bootstrap’s Reboot to correct inconsistencies across browsers and devices while providing slightly more opinionated resets to common HTML elements.
We are just getting started so there is not much of a community yet. Please spread the word and help us expand.
- Follow @figuration_org on Twitter