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Storybook is a development environment for UI components. It allows you to browse a component library, view the different states of each component, and interactively develop and test components.


Storybook Screenshot


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Storybook runs outside of your app. This allows you to develop UI components in isolation, which can improve component reuse, testability, and development speed. You can build quickly without having to worry about application-specific dependencies.

Here are some featured examples that you can reference to see how Storybook works:

Storybook comes with a lot of addons for component design, documentation, testing, interactivity, and so on. Storybook's easy-to-use API makes it easy to configure and extend in various ways. It has even been extended to support React Native development for mobile.

Table of contents

Getting Started

First install storybook:

npm i -g @storybook/cli
cd my-react-app

The -g global install is used to run our cli tool in your project directory to generate templates for your existing projects. To avoid the global install and start your project manually, take a look at our Slow Start Guide.

Once it's installed, you can npm run storybook and it will run the development server on your local machine, and give you a URL to browse some sample stories.

Storybook v2.x migration note: If you're using Storybook v2.x and want to shift to 3.x version the easiest way is:

npm i -g @storybook/cli
cd my-storybook-v2-app

It runs a codemod to update all package names. Read all migration details in our Migration Guide

For full documentation on using Storybook visit:

For additional help, join us in our Slack


Supported Frameworks

Sub Projects

  • CLI - Streamlined installation for a variety of app types
  • examples - Code examples to illustrate different Storybook use cases


  • a11y - Test components for user accessibility in Storybook
  • actions - Log actions as users interact with components in the Storybook UI
  • backgrounds - Let users choose backgrounds in the Storybook UI
  • centered - Center the alignment of your components within the Storybook UI
  • events - Interactively fire events to components that respond to EventEmitter
  • graphql - Query a GraphQL server within Storybook stories
  • info - Annotate stories with extra component usage information
  • jest - View the results of components' unit tests in Storybook
  • knobs - Interactively edit component prop data in the Storybook UI
  • links - Create links between stories
  • notes - Annotate Storybook stories with notes
  • options - Customize the Storybook UI in code
  • storyshots - Easy snapshot testing for components in Storybook
  • storysource - View the code of your stories within the Storybook UI
  • viewport - Change display sizes and layouts for responsive components using Storybook

See Addon / Framework Support Table

Live Examples


Note, this is an Alpha version which may not be well tested. Features in this version are not final.




We have a badge ! Link it to your live Storybook example.


[![Storybook](](link to site)



Good First Issue

We welcome contributions to Storybook!

  • ⇄ Pull requests and ★ Stars are always welcome.
  • Read our contributing guide to get started.

Development scripts

yarn bootstrap

Installs package dependencies and links packages together - using lerna

yarn run publish

Push a release to git and npm will ask for version in interactive mode - using lerna.

yarn lint

boolean check if code conforms to linting rules - uses remark & eslint

  • yarn lint:js - will check js

  • yarn lint:md - will check markdown + code samples

  • yarn lint:js --fix - will automatically fix js

yarn test

boolean check if unit tests all pass - uses jest

  • yarn run test --core --watch - will run core tests in watch-mode


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