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Announcing Rivet Add-ons

A collection of Rivet plugins, templates, and other helpful resources

Levi McGranahan

Jul 06, 2018

Rivet Add-ons are components, plugins, and other utilities that can be included in Rivet projects on an as-needed basis.

Why Add-ons? #

We know that Rivet won’t have a ready-made solution for every design problem. Sometimes, you’ll need to build your own solution to solve problems specific to your app’s use case.

We’ve created Add-ons for a few reasons:

  1. To make it easier to build use case-specific Rivet components that can be shared with other developers solving similar problems
  2. To release components separate from the Rivet core that are opt-in. This helps make Rivet flexible while keeping its core simple and lightweight.
  3. To foster a Rivet ecosystem and encourage collaboration across teams

Using Rivet Add-ons #

We’ve added a new section to the Rivet website where you can find a list of available Add-ons, along with instructions on how to use Add-ons in your project.

Each Add-on page contains:

Creating issues for Rivet Add-ons #

If you have a question, want to report a bug, or have a feature request, create a GitHub issue on the Add-on repository.

To create an issue for a Rivet Add-on:

  1. Create a github.com account if you don’t already have one
  2. Go to the Rivet Add-ons page
  3. Open the page for the Add-on by clicking its name or screenshot in the list
  4. Click the Source link in the toolbar to open the Add-on’s GitHub repository
  5. Click the Issues tab and create your new issue

Have an idea for an Add-on? #

If you’ve created a custom Rivet component you think might be useful to other teams, we’ve created a Rivet Add-on boilerplate repository to help you develop your own Add-on in a way that will match the style and structure of other Add-ons.

If you need help developing your Add-on, the Rivet core team is happy to help with visual design, front-end development, and accessibility.