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The Style Elements Library!

Note This project had a major rewrite and continues as Elm UI. Go check it out :)

Resources to get you started

Check out the intro guide to style-elements!

I also spoke about the basis of this library at Elm Europe, 2017

Join us on the #style-elements channel in the Elm Slack. Many style-element friends and I are there to answer questions and point you in the right direction. Don't be shy!

Building a new layout language

The Style Elements library is a new set of primitives for working with layout and style in Elm.

The most common goal when working with your view is usually to set or to adjust your layout.

HTML and CSS make this difficult because there's no central place that represents your layout.

You're generally forced to bounce back and forth between multiple definitions in multiple files in order to adjust layout, even though it's probably the most common thing you'll do.

Separating Layout and Style

The Style Elements library makes layout a first class idea, which makes working with style and layout a breeze.

It also makes refactoring your style feel similarly invincible as refactoring in Elm!

The main idea is that layout should live in your view, and your stylesheet should deal with all properties except those relating to layout, position, sizing, and spacing.

The Element module contains all the components that go in your view.

The Style module is the base for creating your stylesheet.