JSX pragma for Emotion SX prop

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import charlietangoEmotionSx from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@charlietango/emotion-sx';



Using sx prop

Normally when running emotion through Babel you can use the css prop - this allows you to write the tagged template or Object styling directly on the components. It's then converted into a style and className by Babel.

We extend this setup by adding support for @styled-system/css under a new sx props. This allows us to consume the theme and add responsive values with arrays. This is done by creating a custom JSX Pragma that adds support for the sx prop on all React elements.

const Example = () => (
      color: 'red',
      px: [3, 6],

Make sure @charlie-tango/babel-preset-sx-prop is installed, otherwise the sx prop will not do anything.

Custom JSX pragma

If you can't add @charlie-tango/babel-preset-sx-prop to the project, you can still use the sx prop by defining a custom JSX Pragma in the React file.

Include this at the top of the file:

/** @jsx jsx */
import { jsx } from '@charlietango/emotion-sx';

This replaces the normal import * as React from 'react' (which imports the default JSX from React).

Base CSS

The library includes a <BaseCss /> Global styles file - It's built on top of sanitize.css, with some of our settings included.

import { ThemeProvider } from '@emotion/react';
import { BaseCss, baseTheme } from '@charlietango/ui';

const App = () => (
  <ThemeProvider theme={baseTheme}>
    <BaseCss />
    <App />

In addition to this, it also extracts a few values (if set) from the theme, and defines as global defaults.

html {
  background-color: 'theme.colors.background';
  color: 'theme.colors.text';
  font-family: 'theme.fonts.body';