Lightning Design System
Salesforce Developers: Get Your Creative On!
At a basic level, the Lightning Design System is a “collection of design patterns, components, and guidelines for creating unified UI in the Salesforce ecosystem.” (https://www.lightningdesignsystem.com/faq). The collection not only consists of design elements, such as responsive CSS tiles and SVG icons shown above but also design tokens and CocoaPods for native iOS development. It is truly a holistic design solution for Salesforce developers.
If you’re interested in getting started with the Lightning Design System, you can simply include the CSS files as part of a static resource within Salesforce, or use the install link to install an unmanaged package here: https://www.lightningdesignsystem.com/getting- started/visualforce
There are a handful of trailhead modules / projects for learning about the Lightning Design System
- https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead/project/slds-lightning-components- workshop
- https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead/project/workshop-lightning-design-system- visualforce
Written by James Loghry, Demand Chain, Architect & Salesforce MVP
If you would like to learn more about Lightning Design System, James will be presenting several sessions on Lightning Components, including how to utilize the Lightning Design System and Lightning Components together.
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