Clarity Design System

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Project Clarity is an open source design system that brings together UX guidelines, an HTML/CSS framework, and Angular components. This repository includes everything you need to build, customize, test, and deploy Clarity. For complete documentation, visit the Clarity website.

Getting Started

Clarity is published as three npm packages:

  • @clr/icons. Contains the custom element icons.
  • @clr/ui. Contains the static styles for building HTML components.
  • @clr/angular. Contains the Angular components. This package depends on @clr/ui for styles.

The easiest way to run a sample Angular application with Clarity is to use the Angular CLI and run ng add @clr/angular.

If you already have an Angular application, you can follow the installation steps below to include and use Clarity in your application.

Installing Clarity Icons

  1. Install Clarity Icons package through npm:

    npm install @clr/icons --save
  2. Install the polyfill for Custom Elements:

    npm install @webcomponents/custom-elements --save
  3. Include the clr-icons.min.css and clr-icons.min.js in your HTML. As clr-icons.min.js is dependent on the Custom Elements polyfill, make sure to include it before clr-icons.min.js:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/node_modules/@clr/icons/clr-icons.min.css">
    <script src="path/to/node_modules/@webcomponents/custom-elements/custom-elements.min.js"></script>
    <script src="path/to/node_modules/clr-icons/clr-icons.min.js"></script>

    If your site is built with angular-cli you can achieve the above by adding the files to the styles array and scripts array in angular-cli.json:

    "styles": [
    "scripts": [

Installing Clarity UI

  1. Install Clarity UI package through npm:

    npm install @clr/ui --save
  2. Include the clr-ui.min.css in your HTML file:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/node_modules/@clr/ui/clr-ui.min.css">

    If your site is built with angular-cli, you can achieve the above by adding the file to the styles array in angular-cli.json:

    "styles": [
  3. Write your HTML with the Clarity CSS class names and markup.

Installing Clarity Angular

  1. Follow steps above to install Clarity Icons and Clarity UI.

  2. Install the clarity-angular package through npm:

    npm install @clr/angular --save
  3. Import the ClarityModule into your Angular application's module. Your application's main module might look like this:

    import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
    import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
    import { ClarityModule } from '@clr/angular';
    import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
        imports: [
         declarations: [ AppComponent ],
         bootstrap: [ AppComponent ]
    export class AppModule {    }

    If your application uses systemjs, add the configuration as in the example below.

        map: {
           '@clr/angular': 'node_modules/@clr/angular/bundles/clr-angular.umd.js',
           '@clr/icons': 'node_modules/@clr/icons/bundles/clr-icons.umd.js',


For documentation on the Clarity Design System, including a list of components and example usage, see our website.


The Clarity project team welcomes contributions from the community. For more detailed information, see


  • The Clarity Design System is licensed under the MIT license.
  • The font is licensed under the Open Font License (OFL).


If you find a bug or want to request a new feature, please open a GitHub issue.

Include a link to the reproduction scenario you created by forking one of the Clarity Stackblitz Templates for the version you are using at Clarity StackBlitz templates.