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    sass-pal

    0.11.0 • Public • Published

    Sass Pal

    Full documentation

    https://alaindet.github.io/sass-pal/

    What

    Sass Pal helps you write short and consistent Sass stylesheets without getting in the way. No CSS is explitcly output until you request it. Everything is optional and adoption is completely gradual in any existing code base. Basically, just include the pal mixin anywhere you need it, pass it some instructions and that's it.

    To its core, Sass Pal is a centralized data store (containing colors, sizing, resolutions etc.), wrapped in a layer of functions and mixins (called builders) which help you generate CSS on demand. So, no hard-to-override pre-made components, no flooding of your HTML templates with hundreds of inline-like utility classes, no complex post-processing purging: your styling belongs to stylesheets and you only get as much as you need.

    It offers

    • A concise syntax
    • Powerful tools like builders and device queries
    • A centralized data store with sensible defaults and reducer functions
    • Easy encapsulation of your styling via device queries, abstracting away @media queries and pseudo-classes
    • No CSS output left unsupervised as all output is controlled by mixins
    • Gradual migration and coexistence: since functions and mixins are all prefixed with pal- and one single $_PAL_STORE variable is globally defined, there's no real risk for conflicts
    • A collection of pal- prefixed helper functions and mixins, like pal-string-split and pal-list-join
    • A comprehensive suite of unit tests with sass-true and jest
    • A complete online Documentation built with sassdoc

    Installation

    npm install --save-dev sass-pal
    

    If you're in a Webpack project, import it like this

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';

    Otherwise use a relative import

    @import './../node_modules/sass-pal/sass-pal';

    Usage

    For the impatients and visual learners out there, this

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';
     
    .using-pal {
      @include pal((
        space: mb4 py2 px4, 
        size: w-1/3 h-1/2, 
        position: absolute (2 4), 
        border: 2 #ccc, 
        css: (
          transform: rotate(45deg), 
          transition: all 0.2s ease-in, 
        ) 
      ));
    }

    Outputs this

    .using-pal {
      margin-bottom: 2rem;
      padding-top: 1rem;
      padding-bottom: 1rem;
      padding-right: 2rem;
      padding-left: 2rem;
      width: 33.33333%;
      height: 50%;
      position: absolute;
      top: 1rem;
      bottom: 1rem;
      left: 2rem;
      right: 2rem;
      border: 1rem solid #ccc;
      transform: rotate(45deg);
      transition: all 0.2s ease-in;
    }

    But you can also nest multiple request maps in different device queries. So this

    .multiple-requests {
      @include pal((
        '*': (
          space: my2 py2 px4, 
          border: (x: 2 #ccc, y: 2 #ddd), 
          position: absolute (2 4),
          css: (
            opacity: 0,
            transition: opacity 0.2s,
          )
        ),
        'tablet+': (
          space: my0 py5 px8,
          border: (x: 3 #ccc, y: 3 #ddd),
          css: (
            opacity: 1,
          ),
        )
      ));
    }

    Outputs this

    .multiple-requests {
      margin-top: 1rem;
      margin-bottom: 1rem;
      padding-top: 1rem;
      padding-bottom: 1rem;
      padding-right: 2rem;
      padding-left: 2rem;
      border-right: 1rem solid #ccc;
      border-left: 1rem solid #ccc;
      border-top: 1rem solid #ddd;
      border-bottom: 1rem solid #ddd;
      position: absolute;
      top: 1rem;
      bottom: 1rem;
      left: 2rem;
      right: 2rem;
      opacity: 0;
      transition: opacity 0.2s;
    }
     
    @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
      .multiple-requests {
        margin-top: 0;
        margin-bottom: 0;
        padding-top: 2.5rem;
        padding-bottom: 2.5rem;
        padding-right: 4rem;
        padding-left: 4rem;
        border-right: 1.5rem solid #ccc;
        border-left: 1.5rem solid #ccc;
        border-top: 1.5rem solid #ddd;
        border-bottom: 1.5rem solid #ddd;
        opacity: 1;
      }
    }

    Terminology

    Refer to the Examples sections for implementations and to sections below or the Documentation for further details

    • Builder: It's a Sass mixin that builds CSS output related to the builder's name (flex, space, etc.). The key-value pairs you pass to the pal mixin are actually builders invocations in the form of builder-name: builder-value. You can also call builders individually like pal-flex and pal-border. You can define custom builders too, via the pal-custom-builders mixin (See examples)

    • Request map: It's a Sass map with keys being builder names and values being whatever the builder accepts as a value. You can pass simple or device-scoped request maps to pal

    • Device query: It's a string telling Sass Pal how to encapsulate the styling you're declaring, either in a @media query, in a pseudo-class or both. A device for Sass Pal is a just a name referring a 2-elements list with a min and a max resolution

    • Store: It's a Sass map centralizing all shared data (colors, units, sizings, custom data, etc.). You can read, override defaults and set custom data via pal-get, pal-set and pal-set-merge core functions. It's the only variable ($_PAL_STORE) Sass Pal declares

    • Reducer: It's a Sass function that updates the store any time you you call pal-set or pal-set-merge. Having a piece of logic that performs store updates allows you to execute any logic before updating, say multiply the input value by 10. There are already built-int reducers but you can also define your own via the pal-custom-reducers function (See examples)

    Here's a guided example

    .terminology {
     
      // The main Sass Pal mixin 
      @include pal((
     
        // This key is a wildcard meaning 'any device' (no @media query used) 
        // It could be '*' (alias) 
        'any': (
     
          // This invokes the 'space' builder with a space-separated list builder value 
          // Note that 'p^b4' string needs quotes because it is using the ^ symbol 
          space: my2 'p^b4', 
     
          // Pass this builder a map specifying different borders for different sides 
          border: (x: 2 #ccc, y: 1 #ddd), 
     
          // Unitless integer numbers anywhere are converted to Sass Pal units 
          // Ex.: 2 => 2 * base-unit => 2 * 0.5rem => 1rem 
          position: absolute (2 4),
     
          // You can also pass a *suffix unit* (u or %) to clarify you want an 
          // absolute or relative unit respectively. If no suffix, a default is used 
          size: (
            w-3/4, // Use default 
            h-8u, // Absolute unit ('u' suffix) 
            wmin-1/2%, // Relative unit ('%' suffix) 
          ),
        ),
     
        // Here is a proper device query encapsulating output 
        // 'from tablet min resolution going up' 
        'tablet+': (
          space: my0 py5 px8,
          border: (x: 3 #ccc, y: 3 #ddd),
        ),
     
        // 'From desktop min resolution going up and only when hovering' 
        'desktop+:hover': (
          space: my2
        )
     
      ));
    }

    Outputs

    .terminology {
      margin-top: 1rem;
      margin-bottom: 1rem;
      padding-top: 2rem;
      padding-right: 2rem;
      padding-left: 2rem;
      border-right: 1rem solid #ccc;
      border-left: 1rem solid #ccc;
      border-top: 0.5rem solid #ddd;
      border-bottom: 0.5rem solid #ddd;
      position: absolute;
      top: 1rem;
      bottom: 1rem;
      left: 2rem;
      right: 2rem;
      width: 75%;
      height: 4rem;
      min-width: 50%;
    }
     
    @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
      .terminology {
        margin-top: 0;
        margin-bottom: 0;
        padding-top: 2.5rem;
        padding-bottom: 2.5rem;
        padding-right: 4rem;
        padding-left: 4rem;
        border-right: 1.5rem solid #ccc;
        border-left: 1.5rem solid #ccc;
        border-top: 1.5rem solid #ddd;
        border-bottom: 1.5rem solid #ddd;
      }
    }
     
    @media screen and (min-width: 1024px) {
      .terminology:hover {
        margin-top: 1rem;
        margin-bottom: 1rem;
      }
    }

    Builders

    List of current default builders

    • border
    • color
    • css or _ (alias)
    • flex
    • position
    • size
    • space

    You can call a builder as a key of a request map passed to pal or directly via its mixin. All builders' mixins have the pal- prefix (ex.: pal-size)

    Example

    .in-a-request-map {
      @include pal((
        size: w-1/2, 
        space: m2, 
      ));
    }
     
    .as-builders {
      @include pal-size(w-1/2);
      @include pal-space(m2);
    }

    Outputs

    .in-a-request-map {      
      width: 50%;  
      margin: 1rem;
    }
     
    .as-builders { 
      width: 50%;  
      margin: 1rem;
    }

    Defining custom builders

    You can define custom Sass Pal builders by defining the pal-custom-builders mixin. Ex.:

    /// A custom builder 
    /// 
    @mixin shadow-builder($value)
    {
      // Parse input 
      $side: nth($value, 1);
      $size: nth($value, 2);
      $color: nth($value, 3);
     
      // Use default values if needed 
      $side: if($side, $side, 'b');
      $size: if($size, $size, 5px);
      $color: if($color, $color, #333);
     
      // Logic here... 
      @if ($side == 'b') {
        box-shadow: 0 $size $size (-1 * $size) $color;
      }
    }
     
    /// Hook into Sass Pal's builder system 
    /// 
    /// @param {String} $builder The custom builder's name being called 
    /// @param {Any} $value Anything your custom builder accepts 
    /// 
    @mixin pal-custom-builders($builder, $value)
    {
      @if ('shadow' == $builder) {
        @include shadow-builder($value);
      }
     
      // Any other custom builder invocation goes here... 
    }
     
    // Test it out! 
    .shady {
      @include pal((
        shadow: b 10px #ccc, 
      ));
    }

    Outputs

    .shady {
      box-shadow: 0 10px 10px -10px #ccc;
    }

    Device queries

    A device is a resolution range with a name. You can use default devices or redefine them. A device query is a string instructing Sass Pal on how to wrap styling. It consists of three pieces of information, all optional

    {DEVICE_NAME}{MEDIA_QUERY_OPERATOR}:{PSEUDO_CLASS}

    • DEVICE_NAME accepts two bypass * or any meaning "all" (no @media query). Default devices are
      • mobile is (320px, 768px - 0.0001px)
      • tablet is (768px, 1024px - 0.0001px)
      • desktop is (1024px, 1440px - 0.0001px)
      • wider is (1440px, 9999px)
    • MEDIA_QUERY_OPERATOR should be one of the following operators, if none then = is used
      • = is the in operator, meaning "between device's min and max resolution"
      • + is the up operator, meaning "from the device's min resolution going up"
      • - is the down operator, meaning "from the device's max resolution going down"
    • PSEUDO_CLASS is any of the available (or custom defined) pseudo classes, like hover, focus or active

    Examples

    • * or any are used to bypass wrappings
    • mobile: has no pseudo-class and in default operator, it's equivalent to mobile:*, mobile:any, mobile=:* and mobile=:any
      @media screen and (min-width: 320px) and (max-width: 767.9999px) {
        /* ... */
      }
    • tablet+: has no pseudo-class and up operator, it's equivalent to tablet+:* and tablet+:any
      @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
        /* ... */
      }
    • desktop-: has no pseudo class and down operator, it's equivalent to desktop-:* and desktop-:any
      @media screen and (max-width: 1439.9999px) {
        /* ... */
      }
    • tablet:hover: has the hover pseudo class and in operator, it's equivalent to tablet=:hover
      @media screen and (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 1023.9999px) {
        .test:hover {
          /* ... */
        }
      }

    Store

    This holds all the Sass Pal data. Some default values are already set and listed below. You can override existing keys as well as add new ones, except for the pal key which holds core unmodifiable values, like the sides of a rectangle or the number of decimals returned by calculations.

    Colors

    Has a built-in reducer? NO

    'colors': (
      'black':        #333333,
      'white':        #f8f8f8,
      'gray-dark':    #2d3748,
      'gray':         #a0aec0,
      'gray-light':   #edf2f7,
      'red-dark':     #9b2c2c,
      'red':          #e53e3e,
      'red-light':    #fc8181,
      'orange-dark':  #9c4221,
      'orange':       #ed8936,
      'orange-light': #fbd38d,
      'yellow-dark':  #b7791f,
      'yellow':       #f6e05e,
      'yellow-light': #fefcbf,
      'green-dark':   #276749,
      'green':        #48bb78,
      'green-light':  #9ae6b4,
      'teal-dark':    #285e61,
      'teal':         #38b2ac,
      'teal-light':   #b2f5ea,
      'blue-dark':    #2c5282,
      'blue':         #4299e1,
      'blue-light':   #bee3f8,
      'indigo-dark':  #434190,
      'indigo':       #667eea,
      'indigo-light': #c3dafe,
      'purple-dark':  #553c9a,
      'purple':       #9f7aea,
      'purple-light': #e9d8fd,
      'pink-dark':    #97266d,
      'pink':         #ed64a6,
      'pink-light':   #fed7e2,
    )

    Devices

    Has a built-in reducer? YES

    The reducer ensures @media queries do not overlap by subtracting a very small length (0.0001px) to all devices' max resolutions

    'devices': (
      'mobile':  (320px,  768px),
      'tablet':  (768px,  1024px),
      'desktop': (1024px, 1440px),
      'wider':    (1440px, 9999px),
    )

    Pseudo-classes

    Has a built-in reducer? NO

    Please note you cannot add pseudo-class functions like :host(), but :host is fine

    'pseudo-classes': (
      ':hover',
      ':focus',
      ':active',
      ':first-child',
      ':last-child',
      ':disabled',
      ':enabled',
      ':checked',
      ':empty',
    )

    Relative units

    Has a built-in reducer? YES

    The reducer transforms all these factors into percentages. You usually see them inside a size builder, ex.: @include pal-size(w-7/12 wmin-3/12 h-full)

    'relative-units': (
      '1/12':     1/12,
      '2/12':     2/12,
      '3/12':     3/12,
      '4/12':     4/12,
      '5/12':     5/12,
      '6/12':     6/12,
      '7/12':     7/12,
      '8/12':     8/12,
      '9/12':     9/12,
      '10/12':   10/12,
      '11/12':   11/12,
      '12/12':   12/12,
      '1/8':      1/8,
      '1/4':      1/4,
      '1/3':      1/3,
      '2/5':      2/5,
      '1/2':      1/2,
      '2/3':      2/3,
      '3/4':      3/4,
      'quarter':  1/4,
      'third':    1/3,
      'half':     1/2,
      'full':     1,
    )

    Base unit

    Has a built-in reducer? YES

    The reducer multiplies all units (see below) by the new base unit

    'unit': 0.5rem,

    Units

    Has a built-in reducer? YES

    These are absolute units as opposed to relative units. The reducer multiplies all given values by the existing base unit

    'units': (
      '0':    0,
      '1/8':  1/8,
      '1/4':  1/4,
      '1/3':  1/3,
      '1/2':  1/2,
      '3/5':  3/5,
      '2/3':  2/3,
      '3/4':  3/4,
      '1':    1,
      '2':    2,
      '3':    3,
      '4':    4,
      '5':    5,
      '6':    6,
      '7':    7,
      '8':    8,
      '9':    9,
      '10':  10,
      '11':  11,
      '12':  12,
      '13':  13,
      '14':  14,
      '15':  15,
      '16':  16,
    )

    Changing stored values

    You can override existing values on the store as well as define new ones with the pal-set and pal-set-merge functions. Reading is done with pal-get function.

    Example

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';
     
    // The $_ variable is needed, but unused, since Sass functions must return something 
     
    // Override the base unit (this triggers any existing reducer acting on 'unit') 
    $_: pal-set('unit', 0.67rem);
     
    // Store new values 
    $_: pal-set('navbar', (
      'base': (
        'color': #fff, 
        'height': 150px, 
      ),
      'collapsed': (
        'color'#e0e0e0,
        'height': 100px,
      )
    ));
     
    // Use stored values 
    .navbar {
      color: pal-get('navbar.base.color');
      height: pal-get('navbar.base.height');
      @include pal(( space: mb2 ));
     
      &.collapsed {
        color: pal-get('navbar.collapsed.color');
        height: pal-get('navbar.collapsed.height');
        @include pal(( space: mb1 ));
      }
    }

    Outputs

    .navbar {
      color: #fff;
      height: 150px;
      margin-bottom: 1.34rem;
    }
     
    .navbar.collapsed {      
      color: #e0e0e0;        
      height: 100px;
      margin-bottom: 0.67rem;
    }

    Examples

    All examples are available into the /examples/ directory of this repository

    A simple request map

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';
     
    .test {
      @include pal((
        space: my2 px1, 
        size: w-half h-full, 
        border: #ccc, 
        flex: center, 
      ));
    }

    Outputs

    .test {
      margin-top: 1rem;
      margin-bottom: 1rem;
      padding-right: 0.5rem;
      padding-left: 0.5rem;
      width: 50%;
      height: 100%;
      border: 1px solid #ccc;
      display: flex;
      justify-content: center;
      align-items: center;
    }

    Using builders via their mixins

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';
     
    .give-me-space {
      @include pal-space(m4 px3);
      @include pal-size(w-1/3);
    }

    Outputs

    .give-me-space {        
      margin: 2rem;
      padding-right: 1.5rem;
      padding-left: 1.5rem; 
      width: 33.33333%;
    }

    Fun with rectangles

    @import '~sass-pal/sass-pal';
     
    .one-side {
      @include pal-space(mt2);
    }
     
    .two-sides {
      @include pal-space(px3);
    }
     
    // Exclude the right side 
    .three-sides {
      @include pal-space('m^r3');
      // Alternative syntax without quotes 
      // @include pal-space(m-r3); 
    }
     
    .four-sides {
      @include pal-space(p5);
    }

    Outputs

    .one-side {
      margin-top: 1rem;
    }
     
    .two-sides {
      padding-right: 1.5rem;
      padding-left: 1.5rem;
    }
     
    .three-sides {
      margin-top: 1.5rem;
      margin-bottom: 1.5rem;
      margin-left: 1.5rem;
    }
     
    .four-sides {
      padding: 2.5rem;
    }

    Using Sass Pal helpers

    Sass Pal provides several agnostic helper functions and mixins as well. The complete list is available in the Documentation

    $sentence: 'how are you';
     
    .word {
      @include pal(( space: mx2 py3 ));
    }
     
    @each $word in pal-string-split($sentence) {
      .word.#{$word} {
        content: $word;
      }
    }

    Outputs

    .word {
      margin-right: 1rem;    
      margin-left: 1rem;     
      padding-top: 1.5rem;   
      padding-bottom: 1.5rem;
    }
     
    .word.how {
      content: "how";        
    }
     
    .word.are {
      content: "are";        
    }
     
    .word.you {
      content: "you";        
    }

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