A set of utility classes to help quickly prototype, and 'tweak' design.

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Utility Classes
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Utility Classes provide the building blocks for layout and handle a range common use cases that help us avoid writing custom styles. When we need to add some margin or padding, rather than adding a new selector specific to that use case, we can use utilities. This helps us reduce the number of unique property-value pairs, and helps us keep more consistent styles across the site.
  • Utility Classes are designed to do one job well and one job only, are immutable, and on occasion are an acceptable approach to overriding component styles.
  • Utility Classes should clearly describe the job they do.
  • Utility Classes are to be namespaced with vf-u-


This component is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install the vf-utility-classes with this command.
$ yarn add --dev @visual-framework/vf-utility-classes

The source files included are written in Sass(scss). You can point your Sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.
@import "@visual-framework/vf-utility-classes/index.scss";

Make sure you import Sass requirements along with the modules.