Why We Use Styled Components – Hacker Noon

Why We Use Styled Components:  by @_alanbsmith #JavaScript #ReactJS

  • That’s not what CSS-in-JS is about regardless of the hype.Styled Components Isn’t the Right Choice for Every TeamI’m not saying Styled Components is better than Radium, Aphrodite, Glamor, Glamorous, Emotion, or any of the other CSS-in-JS libraries.
  • BEM, SMACSS, and other CSS patterns provide a lot of great guidelines for managing styles.
  • 🎉)From my experience, building a component library is the best way to keep UI consistent and predictable across applications, and CSS-in-JS has been the best tooling available to build these libs.Why We Chose Styled ComponentsWe ❤️ Styled ComponentsWe were drawn to CSS-in-JS for the reasons mentioned above, but Styled Components…
  • Along with the basic Sass support, there’s also Polished, a small toolset created by Styled Components to provide additional Sass functionality and other helpful tooling.Native Mobile SupportOur team is also in the process of developing a native mobile app with React Native.
  • Those conversations will help establish patterns for best-practices leading us to more consistent and predictable UI.Final ThoughtsStyled Components has been great for our team, and I think it could be really useful for a lot of other teams as well.

Unfortunately Twitter is not ideal for providing context and longer explanation, and I thought this might be a good way to follow up. Given that, a lot of this article describes what led to our…
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SVG in React – Etleap

If you want to use SVG in #ReactJS, here's a handy guide:

  • This component uses SVG to display the circular progress bar and works just like any other React component.
  • The reason we opted for SVG in this case was that creating a circular progress bar in CSS is tricky.
  • The essential SVG markup required to render the progress bar is very simple:

    We need two circles, one for the dark background, and one for the lighter progress display.

  • SVG should not be a replacement for all graphical user elements, but can be used to more easily achieve tricky UI effects where CSS falls short.
  • That being said, CSS is catching up with SVG and has seen support for several filters, masks, and even custom clip paths.

React.js is a great library for creating user interfaces consisting of components. In the browser React is used to output DOM elements like divs, sections and.. SVG! The DOM supports SVG elements, so there is nothing stopping us from outputting it inline directly with React. This allows for easy creation of SVG components that are…
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Be an expert in ReactJS by watching these 5 videos.

The 5 essential videos to learn #reactjs

  • Your creates bundles of HTML / Javascript which are called “Components”, and are it gives you hooks to store the state in the browser memory, but in the end you spill out HTML which renders your page in the browser.You cannot build a fully functional app with ReactJS alone.
  • Here we will cover the fundamentals for React like :Create a sample app with the Command Line Tool (CLI)What are ReactJS Components and how to use them.How to manage State its propertiesEvent Handling with ReactWhat is JSX — JavaScript Syntax Extension, and why we need it.Lifecycle Methods for your application and components.How to send basic HTTP Requests from your app and integrate external API’sYou can find the code here : to ReduxAs applications increase in size and complexity, managing state for your apps become important, and it’s very difficult to achieve without good patterns.
  • Frameworks like Redux make it easier to manage state of your apps.In this video we will take a look at Redux and how it can be used to track data and state changes over the application lifecycle, making applications easier for you to develop and debug.
  • #4— Redux Deep DiveRedux is used for state management in your React applications.
  • Redux is flexible and there are a lot of ways that you can plug it in and configure it.In short, Redux has these pieces :- Store: One large memory store that stores the state for your entire application- Provider: Provider is like a wrapper around your application and injecting store in it.

React is basically a JavaScript library that gives you a template language and some function hooks to essentially render HTML. That’s all it outputs – HTML. Your creates bundles of HTML / Javascript…
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Using CSS variables with styled components – Julien De Luca – Medium

Using CSS variables with styled components:  #ReactJS

  • Using CSS variables with styled components
  • CSS variables are a game changer, they allow easy and cleanly separated JS-CSS communication (among other things !).
  • Never miss a story from Julien De Luca , when you sign up for Medium.
  • If you want to know more about CSS variables, you should watch this great talk by Lea Verou :
  • It’s really easy to use them in combination with styled-components , and opens some great possibilities, like controlling variables using react-motion :

CSS variables are a game changer, they allow easy and cleanly separated JS-CSS communication (among other things !). It’s really easy to use them in combination with styled-components, and opens some…
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Relay 2: Simpler, Faster, More Predictable – ZeeMee Engineering

Relay 2: Simpler, faster, more predictable:  #ReactJS

  • Greg announced Relay 2’s features and design principles.
  • Don’t miss Pete Huitsing’s next story
  • Video: Relay 2 – simpler, faster, and more predictable @ Silicon Valley ReactJS Meetup
  • Relay 2: Simpler, Faster, More Predictable
  • The Silicon Valley ReactJS Meetup recently hosted Greg Hurrell ( wincent ) from Facebook Engineering.

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The Silicon Valley ReactJS Meetup recently hosted Greg Hurrell (wincent) from Facebook Engineering. Greg announced Relay 2’s features and…


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Movio July Tech Digest

Movio July Tech Digest focuses on @reactjs and #Redux - stories via @dan_abramov

  • We don’t take the time to bring these concepts into focus, and this means that we treat the knowledge that we get about these – the recommendations – as received knowledge and we just follow those recommendations because someone smarter than us told us to.
  • But not all recommendations work the same in different situations so I want to bring these concepts around performance into focus so you have a better understanding of the why behind each recommendation”
  • Each month a Movio Crew squad takes control of the blog and pick a few of their recent favorite technology articles, which we share in the form of a brief extract and a link to the original content.
  • “What I’d like to do is sort of talk about the ways in which we are already using functional ideas in mainstream JavaScript, and how we can pay better attention to those and get better value out of them.”
  • Contributing author: Raghu Kasturi The theme of this tech digest is React and Redux, two technologies on the front-end that we’ve adopted across a few squads.

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@MovioHQ: “Movio July Tech Digest focuses on @reactjs and #Redux – stories via @dan_abramov”


Welcome to the Movio Monthly Tech Digest. Each month a Movio Crew squad will take control of the blog and pick a few of their recent favorite technology articles, which we share here in the form of a brief extract and a link to the original content.


Movio July Tech Digest