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Show HN: Hacker UI – a React design system for developers (hacker-ui.com)
65 points by ricokahler 4 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments





Copied from my reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/reactjs/comments/f3pb73/in_the_past...

About a month ago from today, I started working on a design system for my own personal projects. I wanted to create my own design language because the rest of them just felt too complex, too outdated, or too branded (for example Bootstrap is too old, Material UI is too Google-y).

I wanted a design system that wasn’t too complicated or special but just something that’s unbranded and aesthetically pleasing.

Anyway 30 days from realizing that, I have a design system I’m ready to share!

It’s called “Hacker UI” and I’m currently pitching it as “the hacker’s go-to design system” (similar to how Bootstrap was a go-to).

Features:

- 25+ components - 25+ codesandbox examples - New CSS-in-JS solution - Composable styles by default - Full Typescript support

There’s still a lot to be done with this library (optimizations, SSR support, CI and testing, animations etc) but I’m still super excited to share.

Please let me know what you think!

[docs at hacker-ui.com](https://hacker-ui.com/) [github repo](https://github.com/ricokahler/hacker-ui)


Thanks for sharing it! I'm not an expert, but this could use some basic accessibility enhancement. Keyboard navigation doesn't seem to be well supported in your Simple Menu component. When I click to open the Simple Menu, I can't tab around inside the opened menu. When a modal is opened, I can still tab around the rest of the UI (focus should be trapped within it). I highly recommend reading through https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/. It's an incredibly useful document and is a good starting point.

I’ll definitely take a look. Thanks for sharing!

> Please let me know what you think!

HN != Reddit, and that is why Markdown markup for "lists" and "links" in your comment text is unusable here.


Looks great!

Reminded me a lot of BaseWeb (https://baseweb.design/) when I first looked at the components. But this looks a bit lighter-weight to use which makes it more accessible IMO.


Not the easiest of sites to navigate on mobile, one thing Bootstrap does pretty well. Plans there?

Really nice, do you have any plans to support Vue?

This is really cool. Nice work!

Great work!



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