@picocss/pico

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Pico CSS

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Minimal CSS Framework for Semantic HTML

A minimalist and lightweight starter kit that prioritizes semantic syntax, making every HTML element responsive and elegant by default.

Write HTML, Add Pico CSS, and Voilà!

What’s new in v2?

Pico v2.0 features better accessibility, easier customization with SASS, a complete color palette, a new group component, and 20 precompiled color themes totaling over 100 combinations accessible via CDN.

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A Superpowered HTML Reset

With just the right amount of everything, Pico is great starting point for a clean and lightweight design system.

  • Class-light and Semantic
  • Great Styles with Just CSS
  • Responsive Everything
  • Light or Dark Mode
  • Easy Customization
  • Optimized Performance

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Quick start

There are 4 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" />

Usage from CDN

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

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@picocss/pico@2/css/pico.min.css" />

Install with NPM

npm install @picocss/pico

Or

yarn add @picocss/pico

Then, import Pico into your SCSS file with @use:

@use "pico";

Install with Composer

composer require picocss/pico

Starter HTML template

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta name="color-scheme" content="light dark" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/pico.min.css">
    <title>Hello world!</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <main class="container">
      <h1>Hello world!</h1>
    </main>
  </body>
</html>

Class-less version

Pico provides a .classless version.

In this version, <header>, <main>, and <footer> inside <body> act as containers to define a centered or a fluid viewport.

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

<link
  rel="stylesheet"
  href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@picocss/pico@2/css/pico.classless.min.css"
/>

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

<link
  rel="stylesheet"
  href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@picocss/pico@2/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" />
    <meta name="color-scheme" content="light dark" />
    <link
      rel="stylesheet"
      href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@picocss/pico@2/css/pico.classless.min.css"
    />
    <title>Hello, world!</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <main>
      <h1>Hello, world!</h1>
    </main>
  </body>
</html>

Limitations

Pico CSS 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.

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Documentation

Getting started

Customization

Layout

Content

Forms

Components

About

Browser Support

Pico CSS 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.

Contributing

If you are interested in contributing to Pico CSS, please read our contributing guidelines.

Copyright and license

Licensed under the MIT License.

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Install

npm i @picocss/pico

Homepage

picocss.com

Weekly Downloads

15,717

Version

2.0.6

License

MIT

Unpacked Size

19.3 MB

Total Files

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