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Utility classes

  • Utility classes are how the Design System translates between the language of design tokens and the browser.
  • For example, base-dark is defined in the Design System, but applying the CSS class of text-base-dark or border-base-dark is how you apply that color token to an element on a web page.
  • It’s helpful to be aware of utility classes and what they offer because you can reference them in your design files or documentation to make your intent clear to developers.
  • Refer to USWDS Utilities to learn more about how they can bring your designs to life.