A lightweight pattern library for HTML, CSS, and brand styles.
A site styleguide gives designers and frontend developers one central place to reference brand colors and typography, test new components, and test changes to existing component markup (HTML) and style (CSS).
Fett is meant to be a component library for ideal markup which can then be cloned throughout your own site when building new pages.
What Fett Does
- Generates styleguide navigation
- Builds color swatches out of HTML
- Builds previews of your
- Syntax highlighting for your
1. Get Fett
Check the Fett repository somewhere you can serve it. Your styleguide's homepage will be
Fett itself is a website, ideally served in parallel to your own site. If you use a version control system it is recommended to your instance of Fett within your site's repository, that way Fett markup will always parallel your site's markup.
2. Setup your canvas
The styleguide previews work by injecting each example HTML code block onto an iframe canvas which simulates your site. This provides an isolated preview to render your code into.
The canvas consists of two files:
canvas/frame.htmlThe base iframe file into which each code block gets injected. Edit this file to include your site's CSS, preferrably by relative URL.
canvas/style-extension.cssA Fett-specific CSS file which is also loaded on the canvas. You can use this file to alter how your examples appear within Fett.
3. Build your Styleguide!
A Fett styleguide is written in HTML 5 to be easily editable by everybody who might use it. The styleguide file itself is
There are a few structures within the styleguide that are useful to know:
main > sectionThese sections are the top level navigation.
articleContained within the sections, these are where your code examples go.
For details about how to show syntax highlighted code examples, swatches, or previews, look at the Fett documentation.
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