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reSTYLE Build Status Version License

reSTYLE is an eyeglass framework for authoring configurable, composable UI patterns.


$ npm install --save-dev eyeglass-restyle

Installing eyeglass

reSTYLE depends on eyeglass being installed, so check out the eyeglass installation docs


@import "restyle";
// optional configuration 
@include restyle-config(...);


Quick Example

Take the following button styles...

.btn {
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 5px 10px;
  font-weight: bold;
  text-align: center;
  vertical-align: middle;
  border: 1px solid #3079ed;
  border-radius: 2px;
  background-color: #4787ed;
  color: #fff;
  cursor: pointer;
.btn:hover {
  background-color: #357ae8;
  border-color: #2f5bb7;
.btn[disabled] {
  border-color: #3079ed;
  background-color: #4787ed;
  color: #fff;
  opacity: 0.8;
  cursor: default;
.btn.secondary {
  border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #444444;
.btn.secondary:hover {
  background-color: #e0e0e0;
  color: #333333;
.btn.secondary[disabled] {
  border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #444444;

We can convert this to a reSTYLE definition as follows:

@import "restyle";
// define our UI pattern... 
@include restyle-define(button, (
  // Note that this is different from a Sass $variable. The Sass $variable will 
  //  be evaluated at definition time, whereas the special restyle variable is 
  //  evaluated at invocation time. This is important for the cascading 
  //  behavior of modifiers/states 
  restyle-var(border-color): #3079ed, 
  display: inline-block, 
  padding: 5px 10px, 
  font-weight: bold, 
  text-align: center, 
  vertical-align: middle, 
  border: 1px solid restyle-var(border-color), 
  border-radius: 2px, 
  background-color: #4787ed, 
  color: #fff, 
  cursor: pointer, 
  restyle-states: (
    hover: (
      background-color: #357ae8, 
      border-color: #2f5bb7 
    disabled: (
      border-color: restyle-var(border-color),
      // note that we can reference other values within the definition 
      background-color: root(background-color),
      color: root(color),
      opacity: 0.8,
      cursor: default
  restyle-modifiers: (
    secondary: (
      restyle-var(border-color): rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1),
      border: 1px solid restyle-var(border-color),
      background-color: #f5f5f5,
      color: #444,
      restyle-states: (
        hover: (
          background-color: #e0e0e0,
          border-color: null,
          color: #333
// register the states (note that this would be a "per app" configuration) 
@include restyle-add-state((
  hover: '&:hover', 
  disabled: '&[disabled]' 
// ... 
// now invoke it... 
.btn {
  @include restyle(button);
  &.secondary {
    @include restyle(secondary button);

This is probably a bit complex for everyone, so stay tuned for some additional elaboration.


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