City of Ghent Style Guide


The CHANGELOG is available through our GitHub repo.


Refer to upcoming changes in our README under “Roadmap”.

Implementing this style guide in your own project

This style guide aims to be technology independent. This means you should be able to use it inside your project with any technology you want. It utilizes SASS to style its components, so you will have to use that in your project.

Refer to the README to see how to integrate it in your custom project.


  1. Go to your project folder and run npm init or yarn init to create a package.json file. (if you already have a package.json file proceed to step 2).
  2. Run npm install gent_styleguide or yarn add gent_styleguide. This will add the package to your package.json file. You will get a directory structure like this.
├── node_modules
│   └── gent_styleguide
│   └── breakpoint-sass
└── package-lock.json
  1. Make sure you add the following lines to your sass compiler (in your gulpfile.js)
includePaths: [


gulp.task('styles:build', function() {
      outputStyle: 'compressed',
      includePaths: [
    })).on('error', sass.logError)

Now you can add the main.scss or main_cli.scss file and run your own gulp command to compile the SASS into a working CSS file.