A Rock Solid, Responsive CSS Framework built to work on all devices big, small and in-between.


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A Rock Solid, Responsive CSS Framework built to work on all devices big, small and in-between.

Lightweight and minimal code. Spend less time overriding styles and focus more time on creating beautiful website applications.

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Base itself is a pretty thin CSS framework built on top of Normalize CSS. Include what you need on top of Base such as custom typography, custom grids, components and make it yours.


If you are creating a new project from scratch, it is recommended that you use the base starter.

git clone https://github.com/getbase/starter.git --depth=1 \
new-website && cd new-website && rm -rf .git && \
npm install && npm start

For existing projects, simply install base using NPM.

npm install --save @getbase/base

Once you have Base installed, you can choose what to import and include your own custom styles.

HTML/CSS References:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Your Website / App </title>
  <!-- Base Core -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/core.css">
  <!-- Base Common -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/code.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/forms.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/tables.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/typography.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/headings.css">
  <!-- Add Your Website / App Stylesheet -->
  <!-- ... -->
  <!-- Add Additional Modules -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/containers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/grid.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/horizontal-spacers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/vertical-spacers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/spacers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/display-helpers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/flex-helpers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/position-helpers.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/typography-helpers.css">

CSS Import:

/* Import Base */
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/core.css");

/* Import Base Common */
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/code.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/forms.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/tables.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/typography.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/headings.css");

/* Add Your Website / App Styles */
/* ... */

/* Add Additional Modules */
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/containers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/grid.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/horizontal-spacers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/vertical-spacers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/spacers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/display-helpers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/flex-helpers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/position-helpers.css");
@import url("https://unpkg.com/@getbase/base/typography-helpers.css");

SCSS Import:

/* Import Base */
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/_mixins";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/core";

/* Import Base Common */
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/code";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/forms";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/tables";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/typography";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/headings";

/* Add Your Website / App Styles */
@import "main";

// Add Additional Modules
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/containers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/grid";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/horizontal-spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/vertical-spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/typography-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/display-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/flex-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/scss/position-helpers";

LESS Import:

/* Import Base */
@import "~@getbase/base/less/_mixins";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/core";

/* Import Base Common */
@import "~@getbase/base/less/code";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/forms";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/tables";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/typography";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/headings";

/* Add Your Website / App Styles */
@import "main";

// Add Additional Modules
@import "~@getbase/base/less/containers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/grid";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/horizontal-spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/vertical-spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/spacers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/typography-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/display-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/flex-helpers";
@import "~@getbase/base/less/position-helpers";


The best way to see what is inside Base is to view the Styleguide.


There are a collection of free templates built with Base which are available to download on Gumroad.


  • IE10+ and all other modern browsers.
  • Please specify browsers you need to support in package.json according to browserslist docs.



Matthew Hartman


Code released under the MIT Open Source license.

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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