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Getting Started

Source Files

If you are a CleanSlate developer, the WVU Design System is included in your theme files when you request a site. If you’re building a site on a different system, you can download our source files from the Github repo.

The following info is for reference, and can be used to build WVU-branded websites on other systems.

CDN Links

CSS:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://static.wvu.edu/wvu-design-system/wvu-design-system-2.1.0.min.css" type="text/css">

Javascript:

<script src="https://static.wvu.edu/wvu-design-system/wvu-design-system-2.0.0.min.js"></script>

Bootstrap

The WVU Design System is built on Bootstrap 5 (Version 5.1). See Bootstrap’s documentation for more info.

Fonts

To use our fonts, you must include a link to our font kit before your closing </body> tag.

<script src="https://fast.fonts.net/jsapi/36d8cd92-7cc7-499b-b169-0eed9d670283.js"></script>

Icons

We use Font Awesome 6 Pro for our icons. You can include our icon kit by including the following code into the <head></head> of your HTML.

<script data-search-pseudo-elements defer src="https://kit.fontawesome.com/a140e17a00.js" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

Testing Fonts and Icons

If you’re testing on a domain that is not a *.wvu.edu domain, we need to whitelist your domain. Contact UR - Digital to set this up.

Can I use the WVU Design System 2.0 on an older theme?

No. While some new features have been applied to first-generation Liquid themes (those created before July 15, 2022), the Design System 2.0 isn’t backwards compatible, since Bootstrap 5 and FontAwesome 6 aren’t backwards compatible. For Shared CleanSlate Partials, we have several new components, as well as new region names for existing components, that could also break older sites.