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Design System v3.17.4


Callouts are a snippet of information that draws attention to important content.



Callouts are text excerpts, used as a visual cue to draw attention to content.

Use callouts to:

  • call attention to important pieces of information
  • supplement a point in the main text
  • supply information that applies in special cases
  • link to a relevant resource

When to avoid

Callouts should be used sparingly to maintain effectiveness, consider weaving the information into the introduction or as part of the instructions you're creating.

Do not:

  • add multiple callout boxes to a topic. This dilutes the importance of the callout and distracts the user.
  • create a callout with content that is not relevant to the user as your reader might then ignore future callouts.

How this component works

Callouts can contain an icon, a title and a message. Callouts should be short, easy to scan, informative and clear.


All components are responsive and meet WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines.

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