How to Build a Website with React, React Router & Styled-Components Pt.2

  • In this second, we will start by creating responsive navigation, playing with React , and creating a few more React components.
  • What is a better way to start the second part of this React website tutorial than resetting some default browser styles, such as those for , applied to element and applied to and, well, everything.
  • As the next step, we can take care about the first page for our React website, the homepage.
  • To keep our React website project tidy, we can put all components for typography into one file.
  • When we finished our work on these components, we put together the first page for our website, the homepage.

Have you ever though about building a website with React, React-router and styled-components? This tutorial is right for you. Practice creating React components, working with React state, using some handy helpers from styled-components. And, at the end, create your first page for your React website!
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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…
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With styled-components into the future – 💅 styled-components – Medium

With styled-components into the future  #styledcomponents #react #cssinjs #css #reactjs

  • Those remain the same and intact.While this sounds like no more can be achieved from a library that was mostly about best practices and common patterns in CSS, we are still in a position to drive change in the community.And this is because of the ecosystem that people have created…
  • Even more so with our new docs that we’ve published a few months ago.But the real question is, what makes it the library you know and love?There’s a lot of great content and talks from both Max and Glen, so if you’re new to what the ideas of the library are,…
  • [1]Then we have to transform the CSS to be able to inject it [2], and finally inject your CSS into the stylesheet, at the position that we’ve marked earlier.In v2 and onwards we’ve focused a lot on optimising all of the different steps involved here for performance, but one step…
  • The idea that becomes increasingly important here is, that we can’t build a library that works for some special use cases, but what we can build is a CSS infrastructure that allows you to change the CSS yourself.Let’s see how we could approach this.The interesting thing is that with v1…
  • We can run our transformations during Babel’s transpilation, or during build-time in general.We can build a CSS-in-JS pipeline!This would result in nothing being shipped to the runtime, and as long as we can provide an “opt-in” system, you would still be able to decide whether you’d like to ship the…

styled-components has changed a lot in its past. And we are not even done yet!
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How to Style React Components with styled-component

  • With components, it has started to make more sense to include styling inline within a component like so:source: www.styled-components.comWhy Inline Styling?You may be thinking to yourself, isn’t inline styling bad practice?
  • In the case of components though, inline styling has many advantages over vanilla CSS styling.
  • Acording to Radium’s website (another tool for inline styling) the benefits of using inline styling with components are:Scoped styles without selectors (styles are on component itself)Avoids specificity conflicts (two style definitions for one element)Source order independence (doesn’t rely on the order files are imported)Dead code elimination (no unused classes as in CSS)Highly expressive (easier to read JSX)Original using styled-components— cool.
  • extend“ syntax.Styling with styled-componentsResulting WebpageFinishing UpInline styling of components is a powerful option to consider when building out user interfaces with React.
  • There is a lot more that styled-components is capable of and I recommend looking through there tutorials and guides to get a better understanding of how awesome inline styling of your components can be!

Traditional styling of websites relies on having an external stylesheet with CSS. This tradition has been challenged with the advent of React and component based UI design. With components, it has…
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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 !).
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  • 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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