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Vanilla Framework is an extensible CSS framework, built using Sass and is designed to be used either directly or by using themes to extend or supplement its patterns.

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Using Vanilla


You can link to the latest build to add directly into your markup like so, by replacing the x values with the version number you wish to link.

Including Vanilla in your project via NPM

Pull down the latest version of Vanilla into your local

folder and save it into your project's dependencies (
) as follows:
npm install --save-dev vanilla-framework

Now ensure that your SASS builder is including modules from

. E.g. for Gulp:
// gulpfile.js
gulp.task('sass', function () {
  return gulp.src('[your-sass-directory]/**/*.scss').pipe(
      includePaths: ['node_modules'],

Please note, that to provide the best browser support you should also include autoprefixer as a build step.

Then reference it from your own Sass files, with optional settings:

// Optionally override some settings
$color-brand: #ffffff;

// Import the theme @import 'vanilla-framework'; @include vanilla;

// Add theme if applicable

If you don't want the whole framework, you can just

specific parts - e.g.
@include vf-b-forms

Developing Vanilla

If you're looking to contribute to the Vanilla project itself, start here.


Keep up to date with all new developments and upcoming changes with Vanilla.

Code licensed LGPLv3 by Canonical Ltd

With ♥ from Canonical

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