This package has been deprecated

Author message:

stylelint-config-skyscanner is now deprecated in favour of the scoped package, @skyscanner/styelint-config-skyscanner - please use @skyscanner/stylelint-config-skyscanner package going forward


4.0.0 • Public • Published


Build Status npm version

Skyscanner's stylelint config.

This stylelint config is based on stylelint-config-standard with Skyscanner specific additions and is meant to be used with Backpack and backpack-react-scripts. Rules encourage developers to leverage the Backpack design system and to outsource development dependencies to backpack-react-scripts.


npm install --save-dev stylelint-config-skyscanner


Add "extends": "stylelint-config-skyscanner" to your .stylelintrc.



Don't prefix your CSS, write standards compliant code and let autoprefixer automatically make it cross-browser compatible. Even better, autoprefixer and a config aligned to current browser usage comes bundled with backpack-react-scripts so you don't have to worry about it. Rules: value-no-vendor-prefix, at-rule-no-vendor-prefix, media-feature-name-no-vendor-prefix, property-no-vendor-prefix, selector-no-vendor-prefix


CSS is global by default. Whenever you write a CSS selector and expose it on a page, it's immediately in competition with every other selector on that page. This means that every selector has the potential to have unintended side effects by targeting unwanted elements or clashing with other selectors already defined.

Use CSS modules to avoid conflicts between your selectors and any others on the page. CSS module supports comes with backpack-react-scripts.


Avoid using top level universal selectors (*). You will most likely be sharing the page with other components, and it will cause interference.


Never use top level type selectors. You will most likely be sharing the page with other components, and it will cause interference. Rule: selector-max-type


Never use ids. The high specificity of ids can cause unexpected interactions between styles. Leave ids only for JavaScript bindings (e.g. React root elements). Rule: selector-max-id


Class names should be in the Block Element Modifier​ (BEM) style. BEM makes CSS easier to maintain and reason about as it makes clear what the connection between styles and HTML is. It also encourages a compositional approach to writing modifiers.

Rule: selector-class-pattern

  • PascalCase ([A-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]+)
  • kebab-case ([a-z][a-z0-9]*(-[a-z0-9]+)*)
  • camelCase ([a-z]+([A-Z][a-z0-9]+)*)
Class selector pattern:
`(${pascalCase}|${kebabCase})` + // block
`(__(${camelCase}|${kebabCase}))?` + // element
`(--(${camelCase}|${kebabCase}))?$`, // modifier
Mixin pattern:

Compound selectors

Do not use more than two levels of compound selectors. SCSS nesting can make the structure of CSS harder to understand and change. Targeting specific elements can be done using BEM and CSS modules without requiring nesting. Leave nesting for situation where parent element changes affect their children (e.g. hovering a button changes the colour of an icon inside it).

Rule: selector-max-compound-selectors


Do not use !important. It can cause unforeseen issues down the line as it breaks the cascading model of CSS. If you find yourself in a situation where !important seems like a solution, it is probably a code smell. Try and refactor your code to avoid it instead.

Rule: declaration-no-important


Keep all styles pertaining to an element in one place. Media queries, RTL styles, pseudo-classes, and pseudo-elements should all live inside the SCSS class that targets the element. This way all the element's behaviour is easily understood by looking in one place. The order of rules is predicated on how they are likely to be overwritten.


The order of properties is in accordance to how much they affect the element. Consistent ordering and grouping is very important to quickly find properties, especially related properties like those that affect flex or grid behaviour.

Put properties above mixins, this will help you avoid inadvertently overriding properties from mixins and make you have to explicitly disable the ordering rule if you have to do it. Overriding too many rules from a mixin should make you question if that mixin is too specific or if it needs to be included. Avoid overriding Backpack mixins for a consistent UI across components.


Put mixins without a body above mixins with a body. The rules inside mixins with bodies may overwrite those included via bodyless mixins.

Media rules

Nest @media rules inside the block they modify to keep all styles that affect an element together. Keep @media rules at the bottom of the page as inside them all other rules may be overwritten.

Use mixins whenever a media rule repeats itself for easier maintenance. Use the media query mixins in Backpack whenever possible.


Only use quotes where required: data URIs, import statements, and font names that contain white space, digits or punctuation characters other than hyphens. Use single quotes to align to the preferred usage in JavaScript (ESLint config). Rules: string-quotes, selector-attribute-quotes, font-family-name-quotes

Units and colours

Avoid using px values, use rem for better scaling.

Avoid declaring your own font-size and line-height, use bpk-text-<size> mixins from Backpack instead.

Avoid declaring your own colours, use bpk-color-<color> SCSS variables from Backpack instead.

Rules: unit-disallowed-list, scale-unlimited/declaration-strict-value


Apache License 2.0

Package Sidebar


npm i stylelint-config-skyscanner

Weekly Downloads






Unpacked Size

50.3 kB

Total Files


Last publish


  • skyscanner-koalasquad
  • frugoman
  • marianeumayer-skyscanner
  • ojcurt
  • cvf8964
  • sogame
  • dfraser
  • tvooo
  • mattface
  • danrr