Building docs with Starlight and Astro

Building docs with Starlight and Astro

Chris teaches Alex how to use Starlight for docs.


Starlight, a documentation theme from Astro, simplifies creating accessible, high-performance websites. Key features include:

  1. Content Support: Starlight is compatible with Markdown, MDX, or Markdoc formats, facilitating quick website creation.

  2. Customization Options: It offers dark and light color themes, full internationalization support for multilingual content, and built-in site search functionality.

  3. Component Flexibility: Starlight supports built-in components and also allows integration of components from various frameworks like React, Preact, Svelte, Vue, Solid, Lit, and Alpine.

  4. Customization Tools: The platform includes a color theme editor for easy customization, offering options for inspiration, pre-built themes, or brand-specific adjustments.

  5. Usability: Designed for both small weekend projects and mature products, Starlight aims to provide a high-performance, accessible solution for documentation needs.

For more detailed information and to get started with Starlight, visit their Getting Started page.