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    React Spectrum

    A tiny(around 1.3kb gzip) React library to generate colorful text placeholders 🎨

    Inspired by this code illustration on CodeSandbox homepage 🙏

    Try out the generator at 🎊 Also, check out @BotSpectrum twitter bot that tweets randomly generated colorful text placeholders for inspiration 🎊

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    npm install react-spectrum


    yarn add react-spectrum

    UMD build

    <script src=""></script>


    import React from "react";
    // Import library
    import Spectrum from "react-spectrum";
    // or const Spectrum = require('react-spectrum');
    // Render the placeholder
    function Placeholder() {
      return (
          colors={["#757575", "#999999", "#0871F2", "#BF5AF2"]}


    Property Type Default Description
    width number 500 Width of the placeholder container
    colors Array<string> ['#eee'] Possible colors of words, will be picked randomly
    wordWidths Array<number> [30, 60, 90, 120, 150] Possible widths of words, will be picked randomly
    wordDistances Array<number> [4, 8, 12] Possible distance between words, will be picked randomly
    wordHeight number 12 Height of every word placeholder
    wordRadius number 20 Border radius of every word
    lineDistance number 12 Distance(margin) between the lines
    linesPerParagraph number 8 Lines per paragraph. if there are multiple paragraphs, all of them will have same number of lines
    paragraphs number 1 Number of paragraphs in the placeholder
    paragraphDistance number 24 Distance(margin) between the paragraphs
    truncateLastLine boolean true Show less words in the last line for more natural feel
    renderWord function ({ key, style}) => <span key={key} style={style} /> Render word with customizations(avoid overriding passed style properties. it might break the functionality)


    Thanks for taking the time to contribute, please check out the src to understand how things work.

    Reporting Issues

    Found a problem? Want a new feature? First of all, see if your issue or idea has already been reported. If don't, just open a new clear and descriptive issue.

    Submitting pull requests

    Pull requests are the greatest contributions, so be sure they are focused in scope and do avoid unrelated commits.

    • Fork it!
    • Clone your fork: git clone<your-username>/react-spectrum
    • Navigate to the newly cloned directory: cd react-spectrum
    • Create a new branch for the new feature: git checkout -b my-new-feature
    • Install the tools necessary for development: yarn
    • Make your changes.
    • Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
    • Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
    • Submit a pull request with full remarks documenting your changes


    MIT License © Ganapati V S


    npm i react-spectrum

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