Blankslate

Blankslates are for when there is a lack of content within a page or section. Use them as placeholders to tell users why something isn't there. Be sure to provide an action to add content as well.

Basic example

Wrap some content in the outer .blankslate wrapper to give it the blankslate appearance.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>

With Octicons

When it helps the message, include (relevant) icons in your blank slate. Add .blankslate-icon to any .mega-octicons as the first elements in the blankslate, like so.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate">
  <%= octicon "git-commit", :height => 32, :class => "blankslate-icon" %>
  <%= octicon "tag", :height => 32, :class => "blankslate-icon" %>
  <%= octicon "git-branch", :height => 32, :class => "blankslate-icon" %>
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>

Variations

Add an additional optional class to the .blankslate to change its appearance.

Narrow

Narrows the blankslate container to not occupy the entire available width.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate blankslate-narrow">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>
Capped

Removes the border-radius on the top corners.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate blankslate-capped">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>
Spacious

Significantly increases the vertical padding.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate blankslate-spacious">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>
Large

Increases the size of the text in the blankslate

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate blankslate-large">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>
No background

Removes the background-color and border.

This is a blank slate

Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.

<div class="blankslate blankslate-clean-background">
  <h3>This is a blank slate</h3>
  <p>Use it to provide information when no dynamic content exists.</p>
</div>