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    React Layout Library by @bacebu4

    React Layout Library is used for the unified system of laying out React Components by adding to them specified props such as mt (stands for margin-top) and ml in px units.

    The props are being added by applying Higher Order Components (HOC) to your components.

    Besides that the library provides HOC for creating unified style for shadows and FlexBox component for easy layouts.

    NOTE: You can use those HOC's separately from each other.


    Check example/src/* for more in-depth usage.

    First, install the dependencies

    npm i -D styled-components
    npm i -D react-layout-library

    Use withLayoutStyles to add mt and ml props to your styled component.

    Use createShadowStyles to create custom HOC with custom box-shadow properties applied.

    // StyledButton.tsx
    import styled from "styled-components";
    import { withLayoutStyles, createShadowStyles } from "react-layout-library";
    const withShadowStyles = createShadowStyles({
    	x: 2,
    	y: 3,
    	b: 10,
    	s: 12,
    	color: "#0001A",
    const StyledButtonLayout = styled.button`
    	padding: 12px 16px;
    export const StyledButton = withShadowStyles(
    // App.tsx
    import { StyledButton } from "./StyledButton";
    import { FlexBox } from "react-layout-library";
    <FlexBox jc="center" ai="center" height="100vh">
    	<StyledButton>Sample button</StyledButton>
    	<StyledButton mt={3} ml={1} mb={6} mr={4}>
    		Sample button with margins

    Usage with Function Components

    // FunctionComponentButton.tsx
    import { withLayoutStyles } from "react-layout-library";
    const FunctionComponentButtonLayout: React.FC<{ className?: string }> = ({
    }) => {
    	return (
    		<button className={className} type="button">
    export const FunctionComponentButton = withLayoutStyles(
    // App.tsx
    import { FunctionComponentButton } from "./StyledButton";
    	Sample button
    <FunctionComponentButton mt={32} ml={16} mb={16} mr={4}>
    	Sample button with margins

    withShadowStyles, createShadowStyles

    • withShadowStyles is the HOC which gives you the default nice looking soft shade.
    • createShadowStyles is the function for creating your own HOC's (note: passing down the empty object into the function gives you the same shadow values as using withShadowStyles)

    createShadowStyles(options) API

    options object required { x: number; y: number; b: number; s: number; color: string }

    Name Default Description
    x 2 offset-x. Specifies the horizontal distance
    y 3 offset-y. Specifies the vertical distance
    b 17 blur-radius. The larger this value, the bigger the blur, so the shadow becomes bigger and lighter. Negative values are not allowed.
    s 2 spread-radius. Positive values will cause the shadow to expand and grow bigger, negative values will cause the shadow to shrink.
    color 'rgba(114, 114, 114, 0.15)' The basic string that you would usually write in CSS. See color values for possible keywords and notations.

    <FlexBox> API

    Name Type Description
    direction "column" If not specified then "row"
    jc "space-around" | "space-between" | "space-evenly" | "stretch" | "center" | "end" | "flex-end" | "flex-start" justify-content
    ai "center" | "end" | "flex-end" | "flex-start" | "self-end" | "self-start" | "start" | "baseline" | "normal" | "stretch" align-items
    mt number margin-top
    mb number margin-bottom
    ml number margin-left
    mr number margin-right
    pt number padding-top
    pb number padding-bottom
    pl number padding-left
    pr number padding-right
    margin string margin
    padding string padding
    w string width
    h string height

    Development (src, lib and the build process)

    NOTE: The source code for the component is in src. A transpiled CommonJS version (generated with Babel) is available in lib for use with node.js, browserify and webpack.

    To build, watch and serve the examples (which will also watch the component source), run npm run dev.


    MIT Licensed Copyright (c) 2021 Vasilii Krasikov


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