9 React Tools To Master Your Component Workflow – Bits and Pieces

  • Basically, this project lets you define styled-components that posses their own encapsulated styles so that styling becomes an actual part of your components while avoiding the use of CSS classes as a mediator layer.
  • This project is growing in popularity to become the go-to choice for styling React components, and is defiantly worth checking out for your next app.
  • This project “scans” your app for React components and lets you render components with different states and props while mocking external dependencies, so you can see your app’s state in real-time.
  • React Sketch.appFor the UI designer / dev among you, React-sketchapp is Airbnb’s open source project built for design system which enables the rendering of React components using Sketch.
  • From sharing components between apps with Bit to styling with styled-components or using storybook to render and play with components in isolation, and all the way to less familiar projects like UiZoo and others, the React ecosystem is growing rapidly to help you build an amazing UI.

Best 9 React component tools and libraries that can make all the difference for mastering your work with React components for developing a beautiful UI for your React application. Check out the list.
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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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All You Need To Know About CSS-in-JS – Hacker Noon

  • CSS-in-JS attached a style tag on top of the DOM while inline styles just attached the properties to the DOM node.Why does this matter?Not all CSS features can be aliased with JavaScript event handlers , many pseudo selectors aren’t possible, styling the html and body tags isn’t supported etc.With CSS-in-JS, you…
  • Some libraries (like jss, styled-components) even add support for neat, non-CSS-native features like nesting!Brilliant article going in depth on how they’re different.“Just write the darn CSS in CSS and be done with it.”Yes — while that’s the case for how it’s been done for a long-long time — the challenge is modern web is…
  • Shout-out to Vue for solving this problem beautifully even tho Vues styles have no access to components state.Here’s Bob Ross painting rocks to cool down the tension 😄What are the benefits of using CSS-in-JS?
  • CSS-in-JS leverages the full power of the JavaScript ecosystem to enhance CSS.“True rules isolation” — Scoped selectors are not enough.
  • JSS generates unique class names by default when it compiles JSON representation to CSS.Vendor Prefixing —The CSS rules are automatically vendor prefixed, so you don’t have to think about it.Code sharing — Easily share constants and functions between JS and CSS.Only the styles which are currently in use on your screen are…

TL;DR: Thinking in components — No longer do you have to maintain bunch of style-sheets. CSS-in-JS abstracts the CSS model to the component level, rather than the document level (modularity). You…
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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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