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Minimal CSS Framework for semantic HTML

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picocss/pico

Pico.css

Minimal CSS Framework for semantic HTML
Elegant styles for all native HTML elements without .classes and dark mode automatically enabled.

Examples · Documentation

Pico.css

CSS Gzipped Github release npm version License

demo.mp4

Class-light and semantic
Pico uses simple native HTML tags as much as possible. Only 6 .classes are used in Pico.

Great styles with just one CSS file
No dependencies, package manager, external files, or JavaScript.

Responsive everything
Elegant and consistent adaptative spacings and typography on all devices.

Light or Dark mode
Shipped with two beautiful color themes, automatically enabled according to the user preference.

Table of contents

Usage

There are 3 ways to get started with pico.css:

Install manually

Download Pico and link /css/pico.min.css in the <head> of your website.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/pico.min.css">

Install from CDN

Alternatively, you can use unpkg CDN to link pico.css.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@picocss/[email protected]/css/pico.min.css">

Install with NPM

npm install @picocss/pico

Class-less version

Pico provide a .classless version (example).

In this version, header, main and footer act as container.

Use the default .classless version if you need centered viewports:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@picocss/[email protected]/css/pico.classless.min.css">

Or use the .fluid.classless version if you need a fluid container:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@picocss/[email protected]/css/pico.fluid.classless.min.css">

Then just write pure HTML, and it should look great:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@picocss/[email protected]/css/pico.classless.min.css">
    <title>Hello, world!</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <main>
      <h1>Hello, world!</h1>
    </main>
  </body>
</html>

Examples

Minimalist templates to discover Pico in action:

Examples

  • Preview
    A starter example with all elements and components used in Pico

  • Class-less
    Just a pure semantic HTML markup, without .classes

  • Basic template
    A basic custom template for Pico using only CSS custom properties (variables)

  • Company
    A classic company or blog layout with a sidebar

  • Google Amp
    A simple layout for Google Amp, with inlined CSS

  • Sign in
    A minimalist layout for Login pages

  • Bootstrap grid system
    Custom CSS build with the Bootstrap grid system to manage complex grid layouts in Pico

All examples are open-sourced in picocss/examples.

Documentation

Getting started

Layout

Elements

Components

Utilities

Contributing

  • dev branch is open to pull requests.
  • Do not edit /css files directly.
  • Edit the source files in /scss, then recompile the /css files with npm run build:css.

Copyright and license

Licensed under the MIT License.

Relevant third-party tools and resources we depend on:

Website and docs:

Pico Library:

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