suitcss-preprocessor

A CSS preprocessor for working with SUIT CSS

suitcss-preprocessor

SUIT CSS preprocessor.

Provides a CLI and Node.js interface for a preprocessor that combines various PostCSS plugins.

Compiles CSS packages with:

Each imported file is linted with postcss-bem-linter and minification is provided by cssnano. Code style can also be checked with stylelint

Additional plugins can be added via the configuration options.

npm install suitcss-preprocessor
suitcss input.css output.css
Usage: suitcss [<input>] [<output>]
 
Options:
 
  -h, --help                output usage information
  -V, --version             output the version number
  -m, --minify              minify output with cssnano
  -l, --lint                ensure code adheres to the SUIT code style
  -i, --import-root [path]  the root directory for imported css files
  -c, --config [path]       a custom PostCSS config file
  -v, --verbose             log verbose output for debugging
  -w, --watch               watch the input file and any imports for changes
 
Examples:
 
  # pass an input and output file:
  $ suitcss input.css output.css
 
  # configure the import root directory:
  $ suitcss --import-root src/css input.css output.css
 
  # watch the input file and imports for changes:
  $ suitcss --watch input.css output.css
 
  # configure postcss plugins with a config file:
  $ suitcss --config config.js input.css output.css
 
  # unix-style piping to stdin and stdout:
  $ cat input.css | suitcss | grep background-color

Returns a PostCSS promise

var preprocessor = require('suitcss-preprocessor');
var fs = require('fs');
 
var css = fs.readFileSync('src/components/index.css', 'utf8');
 
preprocessor(css, {
  root: 'path/to/css',
  minify: true,
}).then(function(result) {
  fs.writeFileSync('build/bundle.css', result.css);
});
  • Type: String
  • Default: process.cwd()

Where to resolve imports from. Passed to postcss-import.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

Ensure code conforms to the SUIT code style by using the stylelint-config-suitcss package.

Stylelint configuration options can also be overridden:

{
  lint: true,
  stylelint: {
  extends: 'stylelint-config-suitcss',
    rules: {
      indentation: [4, 'tab'],
    }
  }
}

The preprocessor will also pick up any rules added to a .stylelintrc in your project root. For example:

{
  "extends": "stylelint-config-suitcss"
}

Note: This works the same with the CLI -l flag.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

If set to true then the output is minified by cssnano.

  • Type: Function
  • Default: undefined

Called with the imported CSS before it's passed to postcss-bem-linter. This allows you to transform the CSS first and it must return the css string.

Third paramater is the options object containing any PostCSS configuration you may need.

{
  beforeLint(css, filename, options) {
    // Do something to the imported css 
    return css;
  }
}
  • Type: Object
  • Default: undefined

Options that are passed directly to postcss, as per the documentation.

{
  postcss: {from: 'filename.css'}
}
  • Type: Array
  • Default: undefined

A list of plugins that are passed to PostCSS. This can be used to add new plugins and/or reorder the defaults

{
  use: ['postcss-at2x', 'postcss-property-lookup']
}
  • Type: Object
  • Default: undefined

Property matching the name of a PostCSS plugin that has options for that plugin

{
  autoprefixer: {
    browsers: ['> 1%', 'IE 7'],
    cascade: false
  },
  'postcss-calc': { preserve: true }
}

Creating a configuration file allows options to be passed to the individual PostCSS plugins. It can be passed to the suitcss CLI via the -c flag and can be either JavaScript or JSON

module.exports = {
  root: 'path/to/css',
  autoprefixer: { browsers: ['> 1%', 'IE 7'], cascade: false },
  'postcss-calc': { preserve: true }
}
{
  "root": "path/to/css",
  "autoprefixer": { "browsers": ["> 1%", "IE 7"], "cascade": false },
  "postcss-calc": { "preserve": true }
}

Options are merged recursively with the defaults. For example, adding new plugins to the use array will result in them being merged alongside the existing ones.

By default the preprocessor uses all necessary plugins to build SUIT components. However additional plugins can be installed into a project and then added to the use array.

Note: This will not work with the preprocessor installed globally. Instead rely on the convenience of npm run <script>

module.exports = {
  use: [
    'postcss-property-lookup'
  ]
};
{
  "name": "my-pkg",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "postcss-property-lookup": "^1.1.3",
    "suitcss-preprocessor": "^0.5.0"
  },
  "scripts": {
    "preprocess": "suitcss -c myconfig.js index.css build/built.css"
  }
}
npm run preprocess

If duplicate plugins are used they will be removed, but the new order will be respected. This is useful if you need to change the default order:

// Default order 
var defaults = [
  'postcss-import',
  'postcss-custom-properties',
  'postcss-calc',
  'postcss-custom-media',
  'autoprefixer',
  'postcss-reporter'
];
 
// config 
module.exports = {
  use: [
    'postcss-at2x',
    'postcss-calc',
    'autoprefixer',
    'postcss-reporter'
  ]
};
 
var result = [
  'postcss-import',
  'postcss-custom-properties',
  'postcss-custom-media',
  'postcss-at2x',
  'postcss-calc',
  'autoprefixer',
  'postcss-reporter'
];

Based on Myth by Segment.io.