Get started

Get familiar with the basic setup and structure of UIkit.

First of all you need to download UIkit. You can find the whole project and all source files on GitHub.

Download UIkit

File Structure

In the ZIP file you will find all CSS, JavaScript and font files ready to use for your project. The core framework of UIkit has almost no styling in order to keep it slim. Therefore we provide two additional distributions with a gradient and an almost flat style. Each style comes as a single CSS file as well as a minified version.

Folder Description
/css Contains all UIkit CSS files and minified versions.
/fonts Contains fonts used in UIkit.
/js Contains all UIkit JavaScript files and minified versions.
    <!-- UIkit with the basic style -->

    <!-- UIkit with Gradient style -->

    <!-- UIkit with Almost flat style -->

    <!-- Advanced components -->

    <!-- FontAwesome webfont -->

    <!-- JavaScript and minified version -->

    <!-- Advanced components -->

    <!-- Core components -->

HTML Page Markup

First off, make sure you have a solid code editor, for example Sublime Text. You need to add the compiled and preferably minified UIkit CSS and JavaScript to the header of your HTML5 document. jQuery is required as well. And that's it!


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="uikit.min.css" />
        <script src="jquery.js"></script>
        <script src="uikit.min.js"></script>

Once you have finished implementing UIkit into your webpage, take a look at the UIkit components and get an overview of what UIkit is offering.

UIkit on

All versions of UIkit are hosted on the Cloudflare content delivery network via


    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
    <script src=""></script>

UIkit autocomplete for IDE's

To work even more efficiently, we recommend that you install one of the autocomplete plugins for your favourite IDE or code editor. This saves loads of time, as you won't have to look up and type all UIkit classes and markup.