A simple way to share UI patterns between applications without having to duplicate code
Components hook in to your application template path and will allow you to insert a partial, which will handle it's own markup and styling.
You can can consider them an abstraction/blackbox around a piece of UI, where you don't want to care about how it works, just that it does.
You need to be using Slimmer in your Rails app, and add
include Slimmer::GovukComponents to your
class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base include Slimmer::GovukComponents end
From a template call a partial scoped to
govuk_component/ followed by the component name (available components).
<%= render partial: 'govuk_component/example_component' %>