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sheetify

Modular CSS bundler

sheetify

Modular CSS bundler for browserify. Works with npm modules like browserify does.

  • clarity: namespace CSS, no more need for naming schemes
  • modularity: import and reuse CSS packages from npm
  • extensibility: transform CSS using existing plugins, or write your own
  • transparency: inline CSS in your views
  • simplicity: tiny API surface and a minimal code base

Given some inline CSS:

const vdom = require('virtual-dom')
const hyperx = require('hyperx')
const sf = require('sheetify')
const hx = hyperx(vdom.h)
 
const prefix = sf`
  h1 {
    text-align: center;
  }
`
 
const tree = hx`
  <section class=${prefix}>
    <h1>My beautiful, centered title</h1>
  </section>
`
 
document.body.appendChild(vdom.create(tree))

Compile with browserify using -t sheetify/transform:

$ browserify -t sheetify/transform index.js > bundle.js

CSS classes are namespaced based on the content hash:

._60ed23ec9f h1 {
  text-align: center;
}

And the rendered HTML includes the namespace:

<section class="._60ed23e">
  <h1>My beautiful, centered title</h1>
</section>

The element that gets a prefix applied can be styled using the :host pseudoselector:

const vdom = require('virtual-dom')
const hyperx = require('hyperx')
const sf = require('sheetify')
const hx = hyperx(vdom.h)
 
const prefix = sf`
  :host {
    background-color: blue;
  }
 
  :host > h1 {
    text-decoration: underline;
  }
`
 
const tree = hx`
  <section class=${prefix}>
    <h1>My beautiful, centered title</h1>
  </section>
`
 
document.body.appendChild(vdom.create(tree))

To include an external CSS file you can pass a path to sheetify as sheetify('./my-file.css'):

const vdom = require('virtual-dom')
const hyperx = require('hyperx')
const sf = require('sheetify')
const hx = hyperx(vdom.h)
 
const prefix = sf('./my-styles.css')
 
const tree = hx`
  <section class=${prefix}>
    <h1>My beautiful, centered title</h1>
  </section>
`
 
document.body.appendChild(vdom.create(tree))

To consume a package from npm that has .css file in its main or style field:

const sf = require('sheetify')
 
sf('normalize.css')

Packages from npm will not be namespaced by default.

To toggle namespaces for external files or npm packages:

const sf = require('sheetify')
 
sf('./my-file.css', { global: true })

Be aware that when you toggle the namespace, the :host element matches won't work anymore because the class it targets no longer exists. Only use this toggle to write styles that are, well, global.

To write the compiled CSS to a separate file, rather than keep it in the bundle use css-extract:

$ browserify index.js \
  -t [ sheetify/transform ] \
  -p [ css-extract -o bundle.css ] index.js \
  -o bundle.js

css-extract can also write to a stream from the JS api, look at the documentation to see how.

Sheetify uses plugins that take CSS and apply a transform. For example include sheetify-cssnext to support autoprefixing, variables and more:

const vdom = require('virtual-dom')
const hyperx = require('hyperx')
const sf = require('sheetify')
const hx = hyperx(vdom.h)
 
const prefix = sf`
  h1 {
    transform: translate(0, 0);
  }
`
 
const tree = hx`
  <section class=${prefix}>
    <h1>My beautiful, centered title</h1>
  </section>
`
 
document.body.appendChild(vdom.create(tree))

Compile with browserify using -t [ sheetify/transform -u sheetify-cssnext ]:

$ browserify -t [ sheetify/transform -u sheetify-cssnext ] index.js > bundle.js

Transforms the CSS into:

h1 {
  -webkit-transform: translate(00);
          transform: translate(00);
}

The following plugins are available:

Browserify transforms accept either flags from the command line using subargs:

$ browserify -t [ sheetify/transform -u sheetify-cssnext ] index.js > bundle.js

Or the equivalent options by passing in a configuration object in the JavaScript API:

const browserify = require('browserify')
 
const b = browserify(path.join(__dirname, 'transform/source.js'))
b.transform('sheetify', { use: [ 'sheetify-cssnext' ] })
b.bundle().pipe(process.stdout)

The following options are available:

Options:
  -u, --use    Consume a sheetify plugin

Well, that might be because you're running babelify before running sheetify. sheetify looks for template strings in your code and then transforms them as inline stylesheets. If these are caught and transformed to ES5 strings by babelify then sheetify ends up sad. So try running sheetify before babelify and you should be good, we hope.

$ npm install sheetify
  • browserify - browser-side require() the node.js way
  • glslify - module system for GLSL shaders
  • hyperx - transform inline HTML to JS
  • bankai - DIY server middleware for JS, CSS and HTML
  • css-extract: extract CSS from a browserify bundle

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