Professionally Built React Components - Made the React Way
The purpose of the
React Toolkit (@zippytech/react-toolkit) is to provide a set of high-quality open-source UI components built with React that can be easily composed to build professional-grade apps.
Zippytech React Toolkit is distributed via npm. So getting started is as easy as:
$ npm install @zippytech/react-toolkit --save
or, if you're using yarn
$ yarn add @zippytech/react-toolkit
See the Installation page for more details.
List of Components
Find our open-source components below:
- ColorPicker - SOON
Additionally, we're offering two commercial components:
For the commercial components, please see our website for more details.
We offer complete documentation about all our components. The documentation contains both usage examples and explanations for common usage patterns, as well as API documentation for each prop supported by the components.
If you want to get a taste of what you can build by only using our components, see our demo app - we're open sourcing the source code of the app soon.
When we started building the toolkit, we've made a checklist of features that our components need to include out-of-the-box:
- Performance - a component is only useful if it's zippy. Performance is generally not a concern with smaller components like buttons, dialogs, color pickers, etc - but menus, lists and grids need a lot of performance considerations in order to be really snappy. On the other hands, when we built the demo app we found out that even small components, can cause performance problems when used in a complex app, with a lot of DOM nesting. Therefore, all components need to carefully consider their interaction with the DOM - even in the case of React. We've made the extra step to build the demo app for the very purpose of making sure all components play nice with each-other.
- Simplicity - components need to be simple to use in the most common scenario. For this, default values for components have been carefully considered, so you need to add a minimum of code when you want to add some custom property and/or logic. Look & feel - by default, components need to look carefully crafted & pretty. This leads us to the next consideration, which is:
- Theming - all components need to have an easy to understand theming mechanism. We're well aware of the shift to css-in-js, css modules and inline-styling, but for the purpose of reusable components and simplicity everyone can understand, we've decided to stick with the BEM methodology. In this way, when you choose Zippytech React Toolkit you're free to keep your existing styling solution in your app.
- Functionality - the most common usage patterns for a component should be already built-in. For example, you should be able to easily configure a menu for single selection or a Window to resize proportionally.
- Flexibility & extensibility - all components need to be very flexible in adapting to a wide spectrum of needs. Changing some styles, replacing some rendering logic or adding a custom validation should all be possible and easily achievable.
- Consistency - designing components that work well with each other is crucial. You'll probably find many excellent but singular UI components - but a consistent & coherent toolkit does make a difference in how fast you can develop your app.
- RTL - right-to-left support is very spotty in open-source UI components. We're trying to fix that.