Internal design

ContentKits solves the problem: "How can we empower external developers to build UI in GitBook?", with specific goals:
  • Ensuring high-level security: integrations should extend the GitBook UI without having access to browser's context or data they are not granted access to.
  • Ensuring a consistent UI quality: integrations should extend the GitBook UI with a look and feel that is consistent with the rest of the application
  • Be platform agnostic: integration's UI should run on all browsers and should be compatible with future mobile applications


Similar concepts:
  • Slack BlockKit
  • Intercom CanvasKit
Design inspirations:
  • react: for the flow and the declarative approach for UI definition
  • react-native: for the naming of components
  • SwiftUI: for the fle layout definitions (spacer, divider, stacks)