Microsoft FAST

published on 2023/07/14

What is a Design System?

A Design System can be generally thought of as a collection of interactive media resources that promotes brand alignment. While that definition is intentionally broad, in UI development, Design Systems manifest as component libraries surrounded by usage guidance and design principles. How does FAST facilitate development of design systems?

FAST helps by both providing a highly configurable design system that you can drop into any app and by providing a set of building blocks you can use to construct your own design system from scratch, with very little work.

A highly configurable design system FAST Frame is the name of our highly configurable design system. It's made up of a set of web components and accompanying design tokens. The visual design can be impacted in myriad ways using the exported Design Tokens, element templates and styles can be augmented or overridden, and shadow roots can be opened or closed as necessary for your application. If you’re looking to get up and running with FAST Web Components and the FAST Frame design system, start here.