1. React
  2. React Amsterdam
  3. 2017
  4. Styling React/ReactNative Applications

Styling React/ReactNative Applications

Max Stoiber at React Amsterdam 2017

React popularized a new way of building user interfaces – components. By splitting our app into small, digestible parts the system as a whole becomes a lot easier to understand. CSS was made in an era where documents were the height of the web. It doesn't fit easily into component-based systems, making styling one of the pain points of building React applications. What if we took the best of JavaScript and the best of CSS, and combined them together to create the ultimate solution? Glen Maddern (CSS Modules co-creator) and I sat down and starting thinking about styling in this new paradigm. Let's talk about what we thought about and why we arrived where we did – πŸ’… styled-components.