Introduction to UiKit
- User Experience & Design
Introduction to UiKit
What is a Uikit
It is developed by germen company who develops WordPress and Joomla themes.
Why Use UiKit?
- It’s open source.
- It’s lightweight.
- It’s responsive.
- It’s easy to use, and it has a lot of features that make it very versatile in your application development process.
- It’s modular which means basically its split into a core part and the component part.
You can also customize the templates according to your specific needs and requirements by adding custom CSS rules or replacing existing ones with new stylesheets that match your brand identity more closely than the default ones do! This will help you create an elegant UI for your website/application without having any technical knowledge about HTML/CSS code whatsoever!
For a basic setup and overview of Uikit.
First of all, you need to download Uikit from here – Download Uikit (or get it from npm or yarn).
UIKit comes with 3 prepared themes – default, gradient, and almost flat.
# HTML Markup
<script src="js/uikit.min.js"></script><script src="jquery.js"></script>
To compile Uikit yourself, you can use the included build scripts.
# Run once to install all dependencies
# Compile all source files
# Watch files and compile automatically everytime a file changes
UiKit is written in a language called LESS.
UiKit is written in a language called LESS. LESS is a CSS preprocessor that allows you to write stylesheets in a more modular and reusable way, while still keeping them as plain-vanilla as possible. This allows you to include customizations in the build process, rather than manually overwriting many CSS rules by hand.
There are basically two approaches available to you:
- Set up your own build process
- Use the build scripts included in Uikit
Set up your own build process
To include Uikit in your project’s build workflow, you need to import the core Uikit styles (uikit.less) or Uikit with its default theme (uikit.theme.less) into your project’s own Less file. This main Less file than needs to be compiled in any way you like.
Use the build scripts included in Uikit
If you want to change the styling of Uikit, you can use its build process to create a differently themed version of the CSS, that you can then include in your project. That way you do not need to set up your own build process.
To include your own Less theme in the build process, create a /custom directory, which will contain all of your custom themes.
Note: React will work with data-uk-* prefixes only.
By default, all classes and attributes in Uikit start with the uk- prefix. This avoids name collisions when introducing Uikit to existing projects or when combining it with other frameworks. Uikit allows to change that prefix. This even allows using multiple versions of Uikit alongside each other. In addition, the scope mode allows to limit the Uikit styles to only affect certain parts on your pages.
UIkit supports right-to-left languages and allows you to switch the orientation of all design elements.
In this blog post, you have learned all about using UiKit as a framework for our front-end development projects. UIkit makes it easy to build fast and powerful web interfaces, without compromising on quality or usability.