Class-light and semantic
Pico uses simple native HTML tags as much as possible. Less than 10 .classes are used in Pico.
Great styles with just one CSS file
Elegant and consistent adaptive 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
- Class-less version
- Browser Support
- Copyright and license
There are 4 ways to get started with pico.css:
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/pico@latest/css/pico.min.css">
Install with NPM
npm install @picocss/pico
Install with Composer
composer require picocss/pico
Pico provides a
.classless version (example).
In this version,
footer act as containers.
Use the default
.classless version if you need centered viewports:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@picocss/pico@latest/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/pico@latest/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/pico@latest/css/pico.classless.min.css"> <title>Hello, world!</title> </head> <body> <main> <h1>Hello, world!</h1> </main> </body> </html>
Minimalist templates to discover Pico in action:
A starter example with all elements and components used in Pico
Just a pure semantic HTML markup, without
A basic custom template for Pico using only CSS custom properties (variables)
A classic company or blog layout with a sidebar
A simple layout for Google Amp, with inlined CSS
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.
Pico can be used without custom CSS for quick or small projects. However, it’s designed as a starting point, like a “reset CSS on steroids”. As Pico does not integrate any helpers or utilities
.classes, this minimal CSS framework requires SCSS or CSS knowledge to build large projects.
Pico is designed and tested for the latest stable Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari releases. It does not support any version of IE, including IE 11.
If you are interested in contributing to Pico CSS, please read our contributing guidelines.
Copyright and license
Licensed under the MIT License.
Relevant third-party tools and resources we depend on:
Website and docs:
- Font Awesome: Icons (Licensed CC BY 4.0)