Status 2.0 implementation

This article gives you all you need to implement a v2.0 Status bar (Banner) in your own app.

Live sample

The following gives you an idea of what the rendered Banner would look like:


Here is the code you'll need.


<link href="(your styles folder)/style/status.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

The CSS can be found in the Gaia project 2.0 branch under shared/style/status.css. Copy this into your own project, along with the associated resources.


Note: The CSS inside the <style> element isn't needed for the implementation: it is just for the purposes of this example.

<!doctype html>
  <link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  <link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    html, body {
      font-family: sans-serif;
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      font-size: 10px;
      background-color: #fff;

    body {
      background: none;
<body role="application">
  <p dir="ltr">
      <input type="checkbox"
        onchange="document.documentElement.dir = this.checked ? 'rtl' : 'ltr'">
      RTL mode

  <section role="status">
    <p>The Alarm is set for <strong>7 hours</strong> and <strong>14 minutes</strong> from now</p>


Note: Use <button type="button"> if you don't want your form to be submitted.


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