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Create a design system

Aesthetic itself isn't a design system, instead, it provides a design system "manager", in which a company or individual can create and manage a design system for their project. To create a design system, run the init command in your project root with a unique name (in kebab-case).

aesthetic init <name>

By default, the init command will generate the configuration using fixed settings. If you would prefer to use scaled settings (using modular scale), pass the --modularScale flag.

aesthetic init <name> --modularScale

Folder structure#

The init command will create multiple YAML configuration files in an .aesthetic folder within the project root.

├── brand.yaml
├── language.yaml
└── themes.yaml

This .aesthetic folder is where all design systems, their configurations, and future features will be housed.