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Basecoat sites

A set of SCSS partials that work with the existing Primer toolkit to create resuable code and design patterns for GitHub’s marketing sites.

Getting Started

Read the docs for more information

$ bower install git@github.com:github/basecoat.git --save

This will install Primer, Octicons, and Basecoat to /bower_components. Include them in your site’s main scss file as shown below.

Manual Install

Install Primer

Download the latest release of Primer. Copy the files to your site’s scss folder.

Install Basecoat

Download the latest release of Basecoat. Copy the files to your site’s scss folder.

Install Octicons

Download the latest release of the Octicons. Copy octicons.scss to your site’s scss folder. Copy the Octicon font files (ttf, woff, svg, eot) to your site’s fonts folder. Don’t forget to update the $octicons-font-path in octicons.scss to the correct location of the font files in your project.

Import SCSS files

@import the scss files into your project’s main scss file in this order:

//
// Import Octicons
//

@import "bower_components/octicons/octicons/octicons.css";

//
// Import Primer & Basecoat overrides
//

// Global requirements
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/variables";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/mixins";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/variables"; // Basecoat override

// Basecoat
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/normalize";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/base";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/type";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/layout";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/forms";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/utility";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/layout"; // Basecoat override
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/type"; // Basecoat override

// Components
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/alerts";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/avatars";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/blankslate";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/counter";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/buttons";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/menu";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/tabnav";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/filter-list";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/states";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/tooltips";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/animation";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/cards";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/code";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/footer";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/icons";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/jumbotron";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/navigation";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/section";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/tables";

// Utilities
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/flex-table";
@import "bower_components/primer-css/scss/truncate";
@import "bower_components/basecoat/scss/utility"; // Basecoat override

//
// Your site specific css goes here.
//