How does CSS fit into Reactjs? – Hacker Noon

How does CSS fit into React? #css #reactjs

  • In React, using JSX, this looks like this: – p style={{color: “red”}}Hello World/p – Inline styles are probably the most limited approach in terms of styling full blown applications since they cannot make use of all of the CSS features such as pseudo selectors, animations and media queries.
  • CSS ModulesWith CSS modules you create a CSS file for every type of component that you want to style the same way that you might do with the “Standard CSS” option, however the difference here is that with CSS modules the styles are scoped locally which means that unlike “Standard…
  • How to use within React: – Use css-loader inside of your webpack.config with modules property set to true, or download a complete library such as css-modules, once setup use as follows: – create a CSS file for whatever components you want to stylewrite your CSSimport this CSS file inside of…
  • Behind the scenes CSS-in-JS is usually implemented in one of the following three ways (or a combination of): – via inline stylesvia a style elementvia a link element at build time by extracting styles into a CSS fileFor the sake of not making the article overly long, we will only…
  • If you like what you see, you might also want to checkout another, very similar, CSS-in-JS library called Emotion, it is very similar to styled-components but gives you the option of extracting all of your styles into a CSS file, at build time, which then get linked into the document…

There are a lot of different ways in which you can style your React applications, and I would even go as far as to say that you actually have more options for styling React applications than…

How does CSS fit into Reactjs?There are a lot of different ways in which you can style your React applications, and I would even go as far as to say that you actually have more options for styling React applications than traditional web applications. So without further lets list some of these options out:

Standard CSSInline StylesCSS ModulesCSS-in-JSNow let’s take a closer look at each one of these.

Standard CSSThis is the traditional and the most common way of writing CSS. You create a style.css file, add all of your styles inside of it, then import the stylesheet and reference the styles within your JSX via className or id attributes.

Note that you don’t have to limit your styles within a single stylesheet, you can just as well split them into multiple files and place them next to the components which they are supposed to target.

Also note that you can keep on using your everyday CSS libraries and frameworks such as SASS, LESS, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, etc., as well, React doesn’t limit you in any way.

Inline StylesInline styles refer to writing CSS directly inside of HTML markup via the style attribute. In React, using JSX, this looks like this:

p style={{color: “red”}}Hello World/p

Inline styles are probably the most limited approach in terms of styling full blown applications since they cannot make use of all of the CSS features such as pseudo selectors, animations and…

How does CSS fit into Reactjs? – Hacker Noon