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
- 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:
- Use the HTML5 doctype
- Force Internet Explorer to use its latest rendering mode (read more)
- Utilize the viewport meta tag
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.
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 Normalize.css to correct small inconsistencies across browsers and devices. We further build on this with our own, slightly more opinionated styles with Reboot.
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