Programming language: Swift
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: UI    
Latest version: v1.0.1

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Doric: Design System Foundation in Swift

Build Status CocoaPods Compatible Carthage compatible Platform Documentation

Doric: Design System Foundation

Design System foundation written in Swift. Protocol oriented, type safe, scalable framework for iOS.


  • [x] Typography
  • [x] Iconography
  • [x] Colour Palette
  • [x] Dynamic scalable font support
  • [x] Auto layout
  • [x] Gradients, Shadows, Borders and other scales
  • [x] Layout spacing
  • [x] Themes
  • [x] UI Debugging helpers
  • [x] API Document & [Usage Documentation](Documentation/Usage.md)

Sketch Plugin


Not in specific orders to achieve it.

  • [ ] Add debugging tools (Ruler etc.) [In progress]
  • [ ] Expand framework to create more Styles
  • [ ] Colour processing utilities
  • [ ] Trait based layouts (UITraitCollection) [In progress]
  • [ ] Accessibility for colour palettes
  • [x] Sketch plugin to generate palette. Try here

Usage Guide

  • See documentation


  • iOS 11.0+

  • Xcode 10.2+

  • Swift 5


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CocoaPods is an application level dependency manager for the Objective-C, Swift and any other languages that run on the Objective-C runtime that provides a standard format for managing external libraries. For usage and installation instructions visit site

To integrate Doric using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'Doric', '~> 1.0.0'


Carthage builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks, but you retain full control over your project structure and setup. Carthage does not automatically modify your project files or your build settings.

. To integrate Doric into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "jayeshk/Doric" ~> 1.0.0


If you can integrate project manually as below using git submodule

Embedded Framework
  • Open up Terminal, cd into your top-level project directory, and run the following command "if" your project is not initialised as a git repository:
  $ git init
  • Add Doric as a git submodule by running the following command:
  $ git submodule add https://github.com/jayeshk/Doric.git
  • Open the new Doric folder and drag the Doric.xcodeproj into the Project Navigator.

    It should appear nested underneath your application's blue project icon. Whether it is above or below all the other Xcode groups does not matter.

  • Select the Doric.xcodeproj in the Project Navigator and verify the deployment target matches that of your application target.

  • Next, select your application project in the Project Navigator to navigate to the target configuration window and select the application target under the "Targets" heading in the sidebar.

  • In the tab bar at the top of that window, open the "General" panel.

  • Click on the + button under the "Embedded Binaries" section.

  • You will see Doric.framework nested inside a Products folder. Select the Doric.framework for iOS.

    You can verify which one you selected by inspecting the build log for your project. The build target for Doric will be listed as Doric.

    Doric.framework is automagically added as a target dependency, linked framework and embedded framework in a copy files build phase which is all you need to build on the simulator and a device.


Doric is open to contribute, see contribution notes.

  • If you want to contribute, submit a pull request.
  • If you found a bug, open an issue.
  • If you need help with a feature or need to discuss best practices please see usage document , still anything to discuss contact me ([email protected]).


About Doric name?

The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek and later Roman architecture, Doric is named based Doric_order. Hence provides pillars for your digital products.

Why Design System required?

As the number of devices screen variants and environments are increasing, so there is need to create scalable interface Design Systems.

Doric's primary goal is to create a system which allows you to manage design at scale for iOS. Consistency, scalability and efficiency across app are focused areas. See Awesome Design Systems

It is required to implement all parts of Doric?

Doric provides various building blocks to implement interface. All blocks can be used independently or can be composed as needed. For example your app can use Typography only or Color Palettes. Better practice would be compose all them into single Design System.

It also allows you to use any of these blocks with other third part frameworks. For example Spacing and Layout can be used any other third party frameworks.

Since it protocol oriented framework you can further extended any of section and customise it. Doric comes with few default implementations. See more for [usage guide](Documentation/Usage.md)


Doric is influenced by various Design System guidelines and many stackoverflow posts.

Major source of inspiration Atomic Design

Brad Frost, author of Atomic Design : “comprehensive collection of the bits and pieces that make up your interface”.

  • [OpenSans Fonts](./Demo/Catalogue/Catalogue/open-sans/)


Doric is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Doric Design System Foundation README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.