Caption

Caption text size is smaller than the recommended size for general reading. On web, it should be used only in a graph or as a timestamp for a list item. On Android and iOS, it can also be used as help text or as other kinds of secondary text for list items.

Examples

Use to provide details in situations where content is compact and space is tight.

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Props

children
React.ReactNode
The content to use as a graph label or timestamp

Accessibility

Follow best practices for data visualizations to ensure that the purpose of captions is clear to all merchants, including those with issues related to seeing or understanding data and complex information.

Default caption

Use to provide details in situations where content is compact and space is tight.

Default caption

Accessibility

See Material Design and development documentation about accessibility for Android:

Default caption

Use to provide details in situations where content is compact and space is tight.

Default caption

Accessibility

See Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and API documentation about accessibility for iOS:

Best practices

  • Use for secondary labels in graphs and charts
  • May be used for timestamps in lists of content
  • Don’t use this component for other cases
  • Don’t use this component for text longer than a few words
  • Don’t use this component for aesthetic effect or to break from the standard text size

Content guidelines

Captions

Captions are primarily used in data visualizations. Stick to a few words and don’t use this component for complete sentences or longer content.

  • Use caption for labelling data visualizations Diagram of using captions to label graphs and other data content

  • Received April 21, 2017

  • Order #1001 was received on April 21, 2017

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