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This is a little starting point for if you want to sling some React on a HTML page with some CSS.
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Minimal React Base

This is a little starting point for if you want to sling some React on a HTML page with some CSS.

The secret though—[lowers voice]—is that it actually spits out Preact code instead. Because of that, by default, it’s a ~19kb vs ~131kb (non-gzipped) build.

See a live demo


  • Webpack setup for bundling your JavaScript
  • Static processor which looks after your HTML and CSS
  • PostCSS with @import support and a modern CSS reset

Getting started

  1. First up, clone this repo or grab a zip.
  2. Open up the project and run npm install
  3. To run it in dev mode, run npm start
  4. To create a production build, run npm build


Contribution is more than welcome—especially from those in the community that specialise in React/Preact.

Please don’t open a PR without first opening an issue to discuss your proposals. Opinionated code changes probably won't get through, but improvements to the project are more than welcome.

Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

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  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
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Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


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