pixrem

A CSS post-processor that generates pixel fallbacks for rem units.

Pixrem

PostCSS plugin that generates pixel fallbacks for rem units.

npm install --save pixrem

Pixrem is a CSS post-processor that, given CSS and a root em value, returns CSS with pixel unit fallbacks or replacements. It's based on browser data so only needed fallbacks will be added. Basically, it's for IE8 or less, and for IE9 & IE10 in the font shorthand property and in pseudo-elements.

'use strict';
var fs      = require('fs');
var pixrem  = require('pixrem');
var postcss = require('postcss');
 
var css = fs.readFileSync('main.css', 'utf8');
var processedCss = postcss([pixrem]).process(css).css;
 
fs.writeFile('main.with-fallbacks.css', processedCss, function (err) {
  if (err) {
    throw err;
  }
  console.log('IE8, you\'re welcome.');
});

Pixrem takes this:

.sky {
  margin: 2.5rem 2px 3em 100%;
  color: blue;
}
 
@media screen and (min-width: 20rem) {
  .leaf {
    margin-bottom: 1.333rem;
    font-size: 1.5rem;
  }
}

And returns this:

.sky {
  margin: 80px 2px 3em 100%;
  margin: 2.5rem 2px 3em 100%;
  color: blue;
}
 
@media screen and (min-width: 20rem) {
  .leaf {
    margin-bottom: 1.333rem;
    font-size: 1.5rem;
  }
}

Type: Object | Null Default: {rootValue: 16, replace: false, atrules: false, html: true, browsers: 'ie <= 8', unitPrecision: 3}

  • rootValue the root element font size. Can be px, rem, em, %, or unitless pixel value. Pixrem also tries to get the root font-size from CSS (html or :root) and overrides this option. Use html option to disable this behaviour.
  • replace replaces rules containing rems instead of adding fallbacks.
  • atrules generates fallback in at-rules too (media-queries)
  • html overrides root font-size from CSS html {} or :root {}
  • browsers sets browser's range you want to target, based on browserslist
  • unitPrecision control the significant digits after the decimal point

Report bugs and feature proposals in the Github issue tracker. Run tests with npm test. In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style.

MIT