vf-figure component

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import visualFrameworkVfFigure from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@visual-framework/vf-figure';


Figure component

npm version


The vf-figure component can be used to display and caption diagrams, illustrations, photos, etc. This is to be used as a 'single' item of content that if it was removed from the page or have its position moved in the DOM it would not affect the pages other content.


The vf-figure component can be used within any existing Visual Framework layout component. The size of the vf-figure is dictated by the size of the image rather and responds to the browser viewport if the viewport is smaller. The vf-figure component also has some alignment class selectors available which can float or centre the component in and around the other content on the page.

Class Selectors

  • vf-figure--align: required to align the component depending on where it is needed. The class also changes the display to display: table so that we can confine the figcaption inside of the figure HTML element without any overflow.
  • vf-figure--align-inline-start: This class adds float: left;.
  • vf-figure--align-inline-end: This class adds float: right;.
  • vf-figure--align-inline-centered: This class adds margin: 0 auto;.

Nunjucks Props

To avoid any mistyping, forgetfulness, and to aid in future proofing the component. We are using 'pseudo props' in nunjucks to determine which CSS selectors to use. All props do nothing unless included in your data for the component.

Props available

  • vf_figure__align_inline_start: if set to true (vf_figure__align_inline_start: true) it will apply the class selectors vf-figure--align vf-figure--align-inline-start to vf-figure.
  • vf_figure__align_inline_end: if set to true (vf_figure__align_inline_end: true) it will apply the class selectors vf-figure--align vf-figure--align-inline-end to vf-figure.
  • vf_figure__align_inline_centered: if set to true (vf_figure__align_inline_centered: true) it will apply the class selectors vf-figure--align vf-figure--align-inline-centered to vf-figure.


This component is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install the vf-figure with this command.

$ yarn add --dev @visual-framework/vf-figure


The source files included are written in Sass(scss). You can point your Sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.

@import "@visual-framework/vf-figure/index.scss";

Make sure you import Sass requirements along with the modules. You can use a project boilerplate or the vf-sass-starter