Mocca (S)CSS - Unopinionated x Utility First CSS Library

Mocca (S)CSS - Unopinionated x Utility First CSS Library

March 3rd, 2024 | 2 mins read

Hi, my name is, what? My name is, who? My name is, "ekekekkekkek", Mocca (S)CSS

Strongly influenced by UnoCSS and TailwindCSS before that, Mocca (S)CSS is a library with no (or little) visual identity, which doesn't provide any out-of-the-box components; just a ton of atomic classes to focus on the template and business logic, rather than the style....

Mocca (S)CSS doesn't claim to be lighter (even if it is 😼) or more efficient than TailwindCSS etc.... It's just different, or simply a possibility of what you can do by yourself!

According to Brad Frost's atomic model, the scope of Mocca (S)CSS covers the "Atoms" part and suggests a standard/convention of what "Ions" or "Design Tokens" should be.

Mocca (S)CSS has a fine-grained package to import all or part of the utilities, as needed:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client';
import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/base'; /* Reset Browser Styles */

import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/colors';
import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/flex';
import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/fonts';
import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/sizing';
import '@dmnchzl/mocca-css/spacing';

const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('root'));

  <div className="flex-column p-4">
    <div className="flex-row justify-around gap-x-4">
      <div className="bg-teal-400 radius-2 h-48 w-32">...</div>
      <div className="sqrt-40 bg-indigo-500 radius-4 font-mono">...</div>
      <div className="bg-rose-600 radius-8 h-32 w-48">...</div>

Okay, then...

Mocca (S)CSS is a project that combines several really cool web technologies, such as Vite (through VitePress), GitHub Actions and Netlify (CI/CD), but especially SASS (the classic) as well as its mixins, functions and other loops that remind us how awesome CSS can be to manipulate ❀️

NB: I also tried adding LightningCSS for this project; although it seems to be more efficient, I'm currently having issues parsing the SCSS code... So, it's better to stay on solid ground (for the moment).

Why "Mocca"?

Mocca! That's simply a reference to my cat 🐱 To learn more about this see the Object Fit section of the documentation.

What's next!?

I'm already working on a TailwindCSS-style mechanism to play with CSS classes on the fly from HTML code. The idea is to control "hover", "focus" or "disabled" selectors quickly, and also to react to a "breakpoint" change on the fly, without using JavaScript code!

Stay Tuned πŸ“£