Style React component with styled-components : Part-1

Styling your React component is an important part for any real world application. We can style react components in a couple of ways. such as –

  1. inline styling
  2. CSS modules
  3. emotion
  4. styled-components

We will talk about styled-components in this article.

Screenshot 2019-08-04 at 01.38.03.png

We are gonna create one simple animated loading spinner component.

We can install the package from npmjs using npm or yarn cli.

npm i styled-components --save

Or

yarn add styled-components

We can import that in our Component module like import styled from "styled-components";

Now I will use the styled API to create the spinner.We are using one DIV as a target for that spinner.

const StyledSpinner = styled.div`
  border: 16px solid #f3f3f3;
  border-radius: 50%;
  border-top: 16px solid #3498db;
  width: 120px;
  height: 120px;
  -webkit-animation: spin 2s linear infinite; /* Safari */
  animation: spin 2s linear infinite;</code>

  @keyframes spin {
  0% { transform: rotate(0deg); }
  100% { transform: rotate(360deg); }
}
`;

Now we can use this like a react component.

class Spinner extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <StyledSpinner />
    );
  }
}

We don’t need any other tool or webpack to build this css. It will work just fine.

I will continue writing more on styled-components. Till then. Cheers!

PS: You can also have a look on my blog site shahjada.me

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