A shared component library based on the Vattenfall Design System.

Usage no npm install needed!

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A shared component library based on the Vattenfall Design System.

This README is about how to work on the Vattenfall Design System, if you are looking for the technical documentation of how to use this in your own application, head to: https://digitaldesign.vattenfall.com

Quick start

  • Clone the repo: git clone git@github.com:Alchemy-se/Vattenfall-One-Brand-Design-System.git


For handling metadata and also login in the /overview table when developing we have an cms for that. Its located in bitbucket vf-dds-cms repo. You need .envs located in the 1password vault for vattenfall.

What's included

Within the download you'll find the following directories and files, logically grouping common assets and providing both compiled and minified variations. You'll see something like this:

└── dist/
    ├── css/
    │   ├── reboot.css
    │   ├── reboot.css.map
    │   ├── reboot.min.css
    │   ├── reboot.min.css.map
    │   ├── main.css
    │   ├── main.css.map
    │   ├── main.min.css
    │   └── main.min.css.map

We provide compiled CSS (main.*), as well as compiled and minified CSS (main.min.*). source maps (.*.map) are available for use with certain browsers' developer tools.


The documentation is powered by a system called Catalog, which is a React app that renders the documentation. The source for the documentation is in the folder ./catalog.

The documentation for Catalog is available at https://docs.catalog.style/configuration/pages


This requires you to have node and yarn installed on your machine. All commands are run in this folder.

Use Node version 10.18.0 Install all dependencies:


Start the development environment:

yarn watch

This will start a server on http://localhost:4000 with the documentation site, as well as watch for changes in the CSS Library.

CSS Library

All source SCSS files for the CSS Library are available in the /scss folder. Import the new _component_name.scss file in the main.scss file

@import "components/component_name";


Connecting to Google Container Cloud - digitaldesign.vattenfall.com

Make sure you have gcloud command line tools installed.

Login to google cloud and configure the project

gcloud auth login

Run the deployment script (you will need the Private SSL key, it's stored in the password manager):


The disk may occassionally fill up due to old Docker images. This can cause unexpected behaviour, and is hard to debug as no error messages may appear on Google Cloud. To prevent this, be sure to occasionally prune the unused Docker images by ssh (in the hamburger menu on gcloud go to "Compute Engine -> "VM instances" then press the instance you want to manage. Under "remote access" press SSH) paste the command: docker image prune -a . If the disk happens to already be full, just increase the disk space temporarily on Google Cloud, (Left menu -> Disks -> vf-docker-instance -> Edit -> [increase size] ), then prune the images.


You can also run this repo as a docker image.

Build the docker image:

docker build -t vattenfallds .

Start a docker container with the previously built image, binding port 4040

docker run -p 4040:80 vattenfallds