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Styled Components

At my new job, because we’re building the project from the ground up. The team decided to move forward with a css-in-js approach, which perked my ears. First I was skeptic. How could this remove my css files? What about psuedoelements and complex selectors.

Having worked with it for three months now, I’m a convert. Those initial skepticisms wore away as I started to write React with styled components in mind. Before I jump into a length explanation, let’s do a starter demo.

Intoduction through exercise

import React from "react";
import styled from "styled-components";

const Wrapper = styled.div`
  padding: 1rem;
const MainContent = styled.div`
  font-size: 1.2rem;
  text-align: center;

const App = (props) => (
  <Wrapper {...props}>
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In this example component practices CSS-in-JS, meaning CSS is within the JS files. Specifically, the code uses styled-components. There are some useful tips and tricks worth checking out.

Written by Jeremy Wong and published on .