Who is this for?
From the prototyper to the large application developer… the Design System Starter Kit is a helpful tool to get started and run prototypes of all sizes in the browser.
The starter kit is built using web standards, more specifically HTML and CSS. Copy and pasting markup from https://www.lightningdesignsystem.com/ is quick and easy. No need to be a front-end guru to start designing in the browser!
Setting a whole demo org for a quick prototype can take time and effort, whereas cloning the starter kit and putting a few components together only takes a few minutes. Deploying your prototype to Heroku for free – in only 2 clicks – is also lightning fast!
Pre-requisites: Node.js 4.2 or up.
- Fork the repository
- Clone it or download it onto your computer
- In a terminal,
npm run dev(or
- Open http://localhost:3000
That’s it! You can start by editing the
src/views/index.html file and build awesome prototypes.
Tip: copy markup from the Lightning Design System Components and paste it into the HTML files of the starter kit.
Deploy to Heroku
Deploy your own prototype for free to Heroku in only 2 clicks.
Your work is confidential? Fill in a username and password in the Heroku settings.
- SLDS Components and CSS, imported using Sass
- Powerful templating using Nunjucks
- SVG4Everybody, a polyfill that helps browsers display SVG icons
- Live reload using BrowserSync: automatic browser reloading on file changes, and simultaneous cross-device testing
- Sourcemaps support (for live in-browser Sass development)
- Autoprefixer (adds vendor prefixes to CSS rules)
Which browsers does the Starter Kit support?
When it comes to the CSS, the Starter Kit has the same support level as the Lightning Design System itself. See the list of supported browsers.
Is there a showcase of prototypes using the Starter Kit?
The Design System UI Kit is a great way for designers to put beautiful static prototypes together.
Using React? Check out the react branch (beta)!