A few simple icons to indicate state or function.


Caret Icon

Use carets to indicate some meaning of functionality or direction. Note that the default caret will reverse automatically in dropup menus.

If inside of an element marked as .open the caret will reverse direction accordingly to indicate state.

<span class="caret" aria-hidden="true"></span>
<span class="open">
  <span class="caret" aria-hidden="true"></span>
<span class="dropup">
  <span class="caret" aria-hidden="true"></span>
<span class="dropup open">
  <span class="caret" aria-hidden="true"></span>


Create custom uses of the caret with the Sass mixins.

Four directions are available, with the following names: down, up, start, and end.

The start/end directions are designated as follows depending on which version of the Figuration CSS you are using. The default figuration.*.css uses the ltr mode, where figuration-rtl.*.css uses the rtl mode.

  • For left-to-right mode (ltr - default);
    • start caret points to the left side
    • end caret points to the right side
  • For right-to-left mode (rtl);
    • start caret points to the right side
    • end caret points to the left side
// Create the base caret
@include caret($direction, $border-width, $border-color);

// Modify the caret direction
@include caret-down($border-width, $border-color);
@include caret-up($border-width, $border-color);
@include caret-start($border-width, $border-color);
@include caret-end($border-width, $border-color);


.btn {
    .example-caret {
        @include caret(start, .5rem, #000);

    @include hover-focus() {
        .example-caret {
            @include caret-end(.5rem, #000);
Hover over, or focus on the following button to change caret direction:
Hover over, or focus on the following button to change caret direction:<br />
<button type="button" class="btn">
    Caret example
    <span class="example-caret" aria-hidden="true"></span>

Close Icon

Use a generic close icon for dismissing content like modals and alerts. Be sure to include text for screen readers, as we’ve done with aria-label.

<button type="button" class="close" aria-label="Close">
  <span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span>

<a href="#" role="button" class="close" aria-label="Close">
    <span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span>