Version 6.0.0

Code

Code is a typography component used for text that represents code.

Example of code showing HTML markup for Spectrum button.Example of code showing HTML markup for Spectrum button.

Options#


List of size options for code. Extra-large is font-size 400. Large is font-size-300. Medium is font-size-200. Small is font-size-100. Extra-small is font-size-75.

Size#

Code has a variety of sizes available. These sizes are defined using T-shirt sizing in order to support multiple scales without direct correlation to pixel values.

Table of options#

From the design point of view, each component has a number of options. These options and their names are platform agnostic, and each implementation should adapt these to fit into their framework.

PropertyValuesDefault value
scriptlatin / han / arabic / hebrew
sizeXS / S / M / L / XLM (content-based UI)
S (application UI)

Behaviors#


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Line height#

Code uses a 1.5× multiplier for Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew scripts. Han scripts (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), use a 1.7× multiplier to ensure readability. This applies to all Spectrum fonts as well as their fallback fonts.

Changelog#


DateNumberNotes
Dec 03, 20196.0.0
  • Released as individually versioned component
  • Added options for script, weight and classification
  • Updated to use t-shirt sizing
  • Added larger size options

Design checklist#


N/A

All interactive states

Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).

All color themes

Works properly across all four color themes (lightest, light, dark, darkest).

All platform scales

Includes a desktop scale (UWP, macOS, web desktop) and a mobile scale (iOS, Android, web mobile).

Accessible use of color

Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information (WCAG 2.0 1.4.1).

Accessible contrast for text

Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for small text and at least 3:1 for large text (WCAG 2.0 1.4.3).

N/A

Accessible contrast for UI components

Visual information required to identify components and states (except inactive components) has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 (WCAG 2.1 1.4.11).

Content design

UI language and information design considerations have been incorporated into component design.

Defined options

Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)

Defined behaviors

Includes guidelines for keyboard focus, layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.

Usage guidelines

Includes a list of dos and don'ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.

N/A

Writing guidelines

Includes content standards or usage guidelines for how to write or format in-product content for the component.

Internationalization guidelines

Works properly across various locales and includes guidelines for bi-directionality (RTL).

Keyboard interactions

Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for keyboard accessibility guidelines and includes a description of the keyboard interactions.

Design tokens

All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are available as design tokens.

UI kit

Includes a downloadable XD file that shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.

Generated UI kit

Includes a downloadable XD file, generated by code using design tokens defined in Spectrum DNA, and shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.

In Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin

Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.