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Welcome to Backlight Documentation
Backlight is a collaborative platform empowering front-end teams to build and ship great Design Systems. Backlight is code-centric but, it embraces collaboration across all disciplines: developers, designers, UX writers, and product owners.
Basic concepts in Backlight.
Code components, review PR visually, write documentation and release your design system directly online.
Code components locally, write documentation with your favorite IDE and link the design system directly into your app.
Building Design Systems
How to manage your design tokens.
How to create isolated instances of components to apply component-driven development.
Automated unit testing of your components.
Using the DS in your app
How to use a Backlight design system in your application.
Design System Examples
Design Systems made with Backlight.
Short articles to solve specific challenges.
Demos of how some technologies can be used in Backlight.
Reference guides of all technologies supported.
Supported config files
Description of all root files supported.
Frequently Asked Questions.