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WARNING: NO LONGER MAINTAINED

You probably want to use webpack-contrib/polymer-webpack-loader instead.

polymer-loader

Loads polymer-elements as first-class bundles. Allows you to separate components into a .js file, a .html file containing the <polymer-element> and a CSS file. Polymer-loader can be configured to use your choice of HTML/CSS preprocessor (Jade, EBS, Stylus, LESS, SASS, etc.).

Installation

npm install --save-dev polymer-loader

Usage

I suggest putting your components in their own directory, say /components

▾ components/
    ▾ foo/
        x-foo.html
        x-foo.js
        x-foo.styl
    ▸ some-element/
    ▾ charts/
      ▾ bar-chart/
          bar-chart.html
          bar-chart.js
          bar-chart.styl

Where each component consists of the 3 parts of a web component. Your Polymer({is: 'x-foo'}) registration would go in the .js file, css would go in your css (or stylus/less/whathaveyou) file and your <dom-module id='x-foo'> goes in the .html file.

Now you will need to add a preLoaders entry to your module section in your webpack.config.js

module: {
  loaders: [
      ....
  ],
  preLoaders: [
    {test: /\/components\/.+\.js$/, loader: 'polymer-loader?templateExtension=html&styleExtension=styl'}
  ]
}

Change templateExtension & styleExtension to desired filetypes (don't forget to have the correct loader config for that extension!)

Finally, whenever/wherever you want to require() this module in your bundle or chunk, just call require('../components/foo/foo.js') (remember it's relative to the file you require from).

Goodies / Tips

Extensionless, absolute require

Here's a little function that generates aliases for the files in your /components directory, allowing you to require components like require('components/foo') and require('components/foo/type/bar') from any file in your application (without having to have every component's .js file named index.js).

        alias: (function() {

            var o = {}, root = __dirname + '/components/';

            function parse(nodes, parent) {

                if(parent && nodes.indexOf(path.basename(parent) + '.js') > -1)
                    o['components/'+parent] = __dirname + '/components/' + parent + '/' + path.basename(parent) + '.js';
                else
                    nodes.forEach(function(node) {
                        var path = root+(parent ? parent+'/' : '')+node;
                        if(fs.statSync(path).isDirectory())
                            parse(fs.readdirSync(path), (parent ? parent+'/' : '')+node);
                    });
            }

            parse(fs.readdirSync(root));

            return o;
        })()

Stylus Imports

Stylus-loader is nice enough to resolve @imports for us, so as long as you have your css/style directory listed in modulesDirectories you can add import common variable/helper stylus files into your component's <style> tag.

        modulesDirectories: ["node_modules", "bower_components", "css", "js"],
@import ~variables
@import ~themes
@import ~utils

foo
  $bar
  fooTheme()

More to come...