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postcss-filter-mq

PostCSS Filter Media Queries

Return a filtered sub-set of css media queries, useful for creating stylesheets for specific media queries (print, desktop, mobile).

For use with PostCSS or gulp-postcss.


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Why?

Your mobile users shouldn't have to download extraneous css. It's a waste of their bandwidth. Use this PostCSS plugin to make your page load faster for them, and decrease their frustration. Also ease your bandwidth.

Assuming a mobile-first coding style, turn code like this:

/* main.css */
.container { background: turquoise; }
 
@media screen and (min-width: 40em) {
    .container { background: grey; }
}
 
@media screen and (min-width: 64em) {
    .container { background: white; }
}

in to code like this:

/* mobile-and-up.css
    - serve to all users */
 
.container { background: turquoise; }
/* desktop.css
    - serve to desktop users only */
 
@media screen and (min-width: 40em) {
    .container { background: grey; }
}
@media screen and (min-width: 64em) {
    .container { background: white; }
}

or ideally if your server can detect mobile devices, this:

/* mobile-only.css
    - serve to mobile users only */
 
.container { background: turquoise; }
/* all.css
    - serve to desktop users only */
 
.container { background: turquoise; }
 
@media screen and (min-width: 40em) {
    .container { background: grey; }
}
 
@media screen and (min-width: 64em) {
    .container { background: white; }
}

How?

PostCSS

Install postcss and postcss-filter-mq to your project;

$ npm install --save-dev postcss postcss-filter-mq

Given that you have followed the steps to get PostCSS running in your javascript environment, you should have a file that looks somewhat similar to this:

var postcss = require("postcss"),
    filtermq = require("postcss-filter-mq");
 
postcss([ filtermq ])
    .process(css, { from: "src/input.css", to: "dist/output.css" })
    .then(function (result) {
        fs.writeFileSync("dist/output.css", result.css);
        if ( result.map ) fs.writeFileSync("dist/output.css.map", result.map);
    });

depending on your needs and file-structure, there will be differences ofcourse. Please refer to https://github.com/postcss/postcss/#js-api for any help getting PostCSS running in your Node env.

Gulp

Install gulp-postcss and postcss-filter-mq to your project:

$ npm install --save-dev gulp-postcss postcss-filter-mq

Then create a task to filter your media queries:

var gulp = require("gulp"),
    rename = require("gulp-rename"),
    postcss = require("gulp-postcss"),
    filtermq = require("postcss-filter-mq");
 
gulp.task( "css:mq", function () {
 
    gulp.src("src/input.css")
        .pipe( postcss([ filtermq ]) )
        .pipe( rename( "output.css" ) )
        .pipe( gulp.dest("dist/") );
 
});

Grunt

It's also possible to use with Grunt, but you'll have to figure that out using the guide on their Github repo.

Options

By default postcss-filter-mq will filter all media queries, this is not usually very useful, and so you'll want to pass options for controlling which media queries are filtered and how.

The default, configurable options are:

var options = {
    regex: /.*/i,           // decides the queries to filter 
    invert: false,          // inverts the regex filter result 
    keepBaseRules: false    // keep the non-media css rules 
};
 
/*
 * then use in your environment like:
 *     postcss([ filtermq( options ) ])
 */

Examples

Check out the OPTIONS.md file for a more in-depth look at how the options work, or refer to the EXAMPLES.md file for advanced examples on how to use this plugin.

Changelog

Please refer to the release page for the full release history / changelog.

License

Please refer to the LICENSE file for distribution info.