Components and patterns built with Bourbon and Neat
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Latest commit d46cf71 Aug 26, 2016 @tysongach tysongach Refills v0.2.0


Components and patterns built with Bourbon and Neat

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It’s recommended that you use Autoprefixer, as Refills do not come packaged with vendor prefixes.


  1. Install Refills’ dependencies: Bourbon, Neat and jQuery (if you plan to use any components that require JavaScript).

  2. Go to the Refills website, click “Show Code” under the component or pattern that you want and copy-paste it into your project.

  3. Customize: Most of the components and patterns have a set of Sass variables that allow you to quickly tweak the look and feel.

Installation for Ruby on Rails

Alternative to copy-pasting manually, we also have a Refills gem that allows you to add components and patterns via Rake tasks.

  1. Add Refills to your Gemfile:

    gem "refills", group: :development
  2. Then run:

    bundle install
  3. Use the following Rails generators:

    List all available snippets:

    rails generate refills:list

    Add a snippet:

    rails generate refills:import SNIPPET

    If you want to generate coffeescript instead of javascript, simply add --coffee

    rails generate refills:import SNIPPET --coffee

    This copies the snippet’s partial to app/views/refills, the stylesheet to app/assets/stylesheets/refills and the JavaScript to app/assets/javascripts/refills


If your css reset file does not add webkit antialias, add the following code to your Scss file:

body {
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;

The Bourbon family

  • Bourbon: A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass
  • Neat: A lightweight semantic grid framework for Sass and Bourbon
  • Bitters: Scaffold styles, variables and structure for Bourbon projects
  • Refills: Components and patterns built with Bourbon and Neat


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