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jsincss-tag-count

A tag-counting plugin for jsincss

About

This plugin is a JavaScript module that works with JS-in-CSS stylesheets, to apply styles to an element when it is partly or fully in the browser's viewport.

Downloading

You can download jsincss-tag-count and add it to your codebase manually, or download it with npm:

npm install jsincss-tag-count

Another option that works for building or testing, that isn't ideal for production use, is linking to the module directly from a CDN like unpkg:

<script type=module>
  import count from 'https://unpkg.com/jsincss-tag-count/index.vanilla.js'
</script>

Importing

This plugin exists in three different formats:

You can import this plugin using the native import statement in JavaScript. Here you can assign any name you want to the function you are importing, and you only need to provide a path to the plugin's index.vanilla.js file:

import count from './index.vanilla.js'

You can also use the CommonJS-formatted module located at index.js with require() for use with bundlers that don't use vanilla JS modules.

Once you have imported this plugin into your module, you can use the plugin as count()

Using JS-in-CSS Stylesheets

The main goal of this plugin is to allow CSS authors the ability to use XPath selectors to select elements and apply a CSS rule to them.

The plugin has the following format:

count(selector, jicStylesheet)
  • selector is a string containing an XPath selector
  • jicStylesheet is a function with one argument that returns a string containing a CSS stylesheet, where :self is a selector that can be used to target the element(s) that pass the test, and the argument to the function represents the index of each element amongst its siblings that match the same CSS selector

Example

This example will use the jsincss plugin to load a JS-in-CSS stylesheet making use of this plugin. To test it in a JavaScript module, import both the jsincss package and any helper plugins you want:

<script type=module>
  import jsincss from 'https://unpkg.com/jsincss/index.vanilla.js'
  import count from 'https://unpkg.com/jsincss-tag-count/index.vanilla.js'

  jsincss(() => `

    ${count('li', n => `
      :self {
        background: hsl(calc(${n} * 50), 75%, 50%);
      }
    `)}

  `, window, ['load'])
</script>

It's also possible to write your stylesheets as a separate JavaScript module like this, where you import any helper plugins at the top of the stylesheet:

import count from 'https://unpkg.com/jsincss-tag-count/index.vanilla.js'

export default () => `

  ${count('li', n => `
    :self {
      background: hsl(calc(${n} * 50), 75%, 50%);
    }
  `)}

`

And then import both the jsincss plugin and the stylesheet into your code and run them like this, suppling any selector or events list the jsincss plugin might need to apply the stylesheet only the the element(s) and event(s) you require, depending on what you're doing:

import jsincss from 'https://unpkg.com/jsincss/index.vanilla.js'
import stylesheet from './path/to/stylesheet.js'

jsincss(stylesheet)

Compatible JS-in-CSS Stylesheet Loaders