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My thoughts on Styled Components πŸ’…

December 04, 2018

So I've known about Styled Components for a while now. Never really gave them a chance because I didn't see the need to. Plus, the thought of having my HTML, JS, and CSS all in one file kind of scared me away πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ. I finally got a chance to use them when I purchased Wes Bos' Advanced React & GraphQL Course. My initial response went something like this πŸ‘‡

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Despite my negative response. I quickly saw the value of using Styled Components. The syntax is actually clean, having CSS embedded on your .jsx file(s) is actaully convinient, and not to mention the theme provider is awesome.

  1. Clean Sytntax
const Categories = styled.div`
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
`;
  1. Easy to create a theme
const theme = {
  red: "#FF0000",
  black: "#393939",
  grey: "#3A3A3A",
  lightgrey: "#E1E1E1",
  offWhite: "#EDEDED",
  maxWidth: "1000px",
  bs: "0 12px 24px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.09)"
};

const StyledPage = styled.div`
  background: white;
  color: ${props => props.theme.black};
`;

These two reasons were enough to convince me to use it in my next project.

Overall, I say anyone interested in React.js should definetly give Styled Components a try. πŸ™‚


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