Color

Color tokens in the Jux Editor

Jux supports color tokens as a combination of HEX value (like #141414) and opacity value as percentage (1-100). Despite having 2 distinct values the color token is still considered a simple -not a composite - token (like typography, shadow or border), since it can be written as a unified RGBA value.

The color circular thumbnail will show both the hex value, and the unified opacity result if the opacity value is other than 100%

Color tokens have these fields:

  1. A name (like blue-500 or primary-bg)

  2. A folder path (like color/core/blue-500)

  3. Optional - an alias to another token

  4. Hex value

  5. Opacity value

  6. Optional - description

Color tokens can later be used in the DDP in the following modules:

  1. Background color

  2. Text color

  3. Border color

  4. Shadow color

  5. Asset color

Each color field can be tokenized by clicking on the ‘token icon button’ that appears on the right side of the field upon hover:


Under the hood

JUX adheres to the W3C Community group’s draft guidelines regarding color tokens (section 8.1.) and stores the token as a JSON file with the following structure:

{
	// Our opinianated structure uses type-based groups at the root level
	"color": {
		// We like to use core/semantic/specific as the base groups in all token
		// types, but this group's name can be any valid JSON identifier
		"core": {
		  // Token names must be valid JSON identifiers, e.g. "Foo", "foo_0", "600"
		  "600": {
			  // Specifying the type here might seem redundant since the type is used
			  // as the root-level grouping, but this is part of the W3C group's specs
			  "$type": "color",
		  	  "$value": "#ff00ff"
			  "$description": "This is a color token in the core to use in brand"
			}
		}
	}
}
PropertyTypeDescription

$type

string

Required. "color"

$value

string

Required.

$description

string

(Optional) A description of this token and its intended usage.

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