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    A Web Component for decoding blurhash strings onto a canvas.


    This component is currently not bundled. If you are using a bundler, the dependencies for this component must also be bundled.

    Install the component:

    npm install blurhash-img

    As a Web Component, you must decide when to register it. Refer to the "Registering with ..." sections below for how to do that.

    Using in HTML

    You can set the hash attribute in HTML.

      style="--aspect-ratio: 4/6">

    Note that by default blurhash-img needs an aspect ratio to hold its place in the layout, and scale correctly. This makes it similar to how images behave, after they have been replaced.

    You set the layout via the --aspect-ratio custom property.

    You can do this via CSS selectors:

    blurhash-img {
      --aspect-ratio: 4/6;

    Or via the inline style attribute:

      style="--aspect-ratio: 4/6">

    Registering with HTML script tags

    In an HTML page, add the following script tag:

    <script type="module">
    import './path-to-blurhash-img.js';


    <script type="module" src="./path-to-blurhash-img.js"></script>

    For both of these cases, you need the full, qualified path to the script. This might be a pain to do manually, in which case consider registering with JavaScript, and/or using a bundler, like webpack or Rollup.

    Registering with JavaScript

    You can include this element in your JavaScript bundle, and it will register itself. Import the package directly, for .define to work.

    In a JavaScript module:

    import 'blurhash-img';


    You can register the component manually via the customElements.define method. Due to how the custom elements registry works at the moment, you will need to create a subclass around the component.

    import {BlurhashImg} from 'blurhash-img';
    window.customElements.define('blurhash-img', class extends BlurhashImg{});

    Using with declarative rendering libraries

    <blurhash-img> can be used with declarative rendering libraries like Angular, React, Vue, and lit-html.

    Example for lit-html:

    import {html, render} from 'lit-html';
    const hash="L?H..]S5Rjaz?wR+f5fkIVV@t7fQ";
      <blurhash-img .hash="${hash}"></blurhash-img>
    `, document.body);


    npm CDNs like can directly serve files that have been published to npm. This works great for standard JavaScript modules that the browser can load natively.

    Using a CDN might help you get started!

    For this element to work from specifically, you need to include the ?module query parameter, which tells to rewrite "bare" module specificers to full URLs.


    <script type="module" src=""></script>


    import {BlurhashImg} from '';

    Development Setup

    Install dependencies:

    npm i


    This sample uses the TypeScript compiler to produce JavaScript that runs in modern browsers.

    To build the JavaScript version of your component:

    npm run build

    To watch files and rebuild when the files are modified, run the following command in a separate shell:

    npm run build:watch

    Both the TypeScript compiler and lit-analyzer are configured to be very strict. You may want to change tsconfig.json to make them less strict.


    This sample uses Karma, Chai, Mocha, and the open-wc test helpers for testing. See the open-wc testing documentation for more information.

    Tests can be run with the test script:

    npm test

    Dev Server

    This sample uses open-wc's es-dev-server for previewing the project without additional build steps. ES dev server handles resolving Node-style "bare" import specifiers, which aren't supported in browsers. It also automatically transpiles JavaScript and adds polyfills to support older browsers.

    To run the dev server and open the project in a new browser tab:

    npm run serve

    There is a development HTML file located at /dev/index.html that you can view at http://localhost:8000/dev/index.html.


    If you use VS Code, we highly reccomend the lit-plugin extension, which enables some extremely useful features for lit-html templates:

    • Syntax highlighting
    • Type-checking
    • Code completion
    • Hover-over docs
    • Jump to definition
    • Linting
    • Quick Fixes

    The project is setup to reccomend lit-plugin to VS Code users if they don't already have it installed.


    Linting of TypeScript files is provided by ESLint and TypeScript ESLint. In addition, lit-analyzer is used to type-check and lint lit-html templates with the same engine and rules as lit-plugin.

    The rules are mostly the recommended rules from each project, but some have been turned off to make LitElement usage easier. The recommended rules are pretty strict, so you may want to relax them by editing .eslintrc.json and tsconfig.json.

    To lint the project run:

    npm run lint


    Prettier is used for code formatting. It has been pre-configured according to the Polymer Project's style. You can change this in .prettierrc.json.

    Prettier has not been configured to run when commiting files, but this can be added with Husky and and pretty-quick. See the site for instructions.

    Static Site

    This project includes a simple website generated with the eleventy static site generator and the templates and pages in /docs-src. The site is generated to /docs and intended to be checked in so that GitHub pages can serve the site from /docs on the master branch.

    To enable the site go to the GitHub settings and change the GitHub Pages "Source" setting to "master branch /docs folder".

    To build the site, run:

    npm run docs

    To serve the site locally, run:

    npm run docs:serve

    To watch the site files, and re-build automatically, run:

    npm run docs:watch

    The site will usually be served at http://localhost:8000.

    More information

    See Get started on the LitElement site for more information.


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