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Using Milligram Css with Gridsome

I heard about milligram css the other day while listening to a Dotnet Rocks Podcast.

I have used Bulma with gridsome and the setup was fairly straightforward. So could the same be done with Milligram

To set expectations here, the goal of milligram css and its design philosophy, as the name suggests, is to be very minimalist. If you are expecting lots of design options, you are not going to find them here.

But if you are putting together a Jamstack site for some product documentation or need a very basic design for your blog, then definately take a look.

Getting started

Lets start with making a standard gridsome site. I assume you have the Gridsome Cli already installed.

gridsome create gridsome-milligram

cd .\gridsome-milligram\

gridsome develop  

we can add milligram to the project, I prefer to use yarn

yarn add milligram

Just add Css-min

The simple and straight forward method is to add the css-min file to the main.js in Gridsome

import 'milligram/dist/milligram.css'

Start the Gridsome site

Gridsome develop

Browse to the main page

Gridsome with Milligram

Add some markup, I extended the about the page

      <h1>About Milligram</h1>
      <h3>Base Type</h3>
      <p>The base type is 1.6rem (16px) over 1.6 line height (24px)</p>
      <hr />
      <!-- Other elements to text markup -->
      <h3>Markup Styles</h3>
      <div class="divider divider-dash"></div>
      <hr />
      <!-- Default Headings -->
      <div class="divider divider-dash"></div>
      <h1>Heading H1</h1>
      <h2>Heading H2</h2>
      <h3>Heading H3</h3>
      <h4>Heading H4</h4>
      <h5>Heading H5</h5>
      <h6>Heading H6</h6>
      <hr class="divider-dash" />
         <p><em>Yeah!! Milligram is amazing.</em></p>
      <hr />
          .milligram {
            color: #9b4dca;

Gridsome about page with Milligram

But Purple is not my colour !!

Ok so you do not have to use the "out of the Box" styles. Milligram supports SASS

add a main.scss to the src folder

$color-primary: #2eb5fd !default;
$color-secondary: #9a9ea0 !default;
$color-tertiary: #f4f5f6 !default;
$color-quaternary: #d1d1d1 !default;
$color-quinary: #e1e1e1 !default;

@import "../node_modules/milligram/src/milligram.sass";

add the following modules to your package json

 yarn add sass --dev
 yarn add sass-loader --dev
 yarn add node-sass --dev

Restart your Site

Gridsome about page with Milligram sass


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