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Your thoughts about CSS in JavaScript? #560

gothbarbie opened this Issue Jan 28, 2019 · 1 comment


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gothbarbie commented Jan 28, 2019

I've come to really enjoy working with styled-components.

I know some people feel that CSS and JavaScript should be separated, but since we're already writing HTML with JSX, why not use the flexibility of JavaScript when we write our CSS as well?

Have you tried any CSS-in-JavaScript tool and what are your thoughts about it? Any obvious drawbacks that you see? Or is it more a matter of familiarity and personal taste?

What I personally enjoy is that you can keep the camel-case style of CSS while having the flexibility of using props for different scenarios, as well as easily expand upon existing styles for when you need variations:

const Button = styled.button`
  background-color: #ccc; 
  // other default styling
const BlueButton = styled(Button)`
  background-color: #00F;

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kentcdodds commented Jan 28, 2019

Hi @gothbarbie!

Thanks for the question. Here's your answer:

And here's the YouTube video I referenced:

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