bslib R package provides a modern UI toolkit for Shiny and R Markdown based on Bootstrap. It facilitates:
- Creation of delightful and customizable Shiny dashboards.
- The underlying UI components (e.g., cards, value boxes, sidebars, etc) are also designed to work in other contexts (e.g., in R Markdown).
Custom theming of Shiny apps and R Markdown documents.
- Apps can even be themed interactively in real-time.
- Use of modern versions of Bootstrap and Bootswatch
- Shiny and R Markdown currently default to Bootstrap 3 and may continue to do so to maintain backwards compatibility.
bslib package from CRAN as follows:
The quickest way to gain a sense of what bslib is capable of is to run
bslib::bs_theme_preview() at the console. This launches a demo app containing both bslib and shiny UI components as well as an theming widget (
bslib::bs_themer()) overlaid on the app.
Since bslib covers a wide array of uses, it has numerous getting started articles, each focusing on a particular interest:
There are two main places to get help with
The RStudio community is a friendly place to ask any questions (be sure to add a
bslibtag when creating a topic).
Stack Overflow is a great source of answers to common
bslibquestions. It is also a great place to get help, once you have created a reproducible example that illustrates your problem. Use the tags
[r][bslib]if you ask a question. Add the tag
[bslib]if you are using a Shiny runtime.
Code of Conduct
Please note that the bslib project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.