Simple CSS in JS style for React

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import olasearchStyled from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@olasearch/styled';


React styled for Ola Search

Inspiration - https://github.com/jxnblk/cxs

  1. Made it compatible with react-frame-component
  2. Check for document context and appends style tag
  3. If no document is provided, parent document is selected

fast af css-in-js in 0.7kb

import styled from '@olasearch/styled'
const className = styled('div')((props) => ({
  color: props.color

cxs is a minimal css-in-js solution that uses an atomic css approach to maximize performance and deduplication


  • 0.7 KB
  • Zero dependencies
  • High performance
  • Style encapsulation
  • Deduplicates repeated styles
  • Dead-code elimination
  • Framework independent
  • Media queries
  • Pseudoclasses
  • Nesting
  • No CSS files
  • No tagged template literals
  • Optional React component API


npm install @olasearch/styled


cxs works with any framework, but this example uses React for demonstration purposes.

import React from 'react'
import cxs from 'cxs'

const Box = (props) => {
  return (
    <div {...props} className={className} />

const className = cxs({
  padding: '32px',
  backgroundColor: 'tomato'

export default Box


const className = cxs({
  color: 'tomato',
  ':hover': {
    color: 'black'

Media Queries

const className = cxs({
  fontSize: '32px',
  '@media screen and (min-width: 40em)': {
    fontSize: '48px'

Child Selectors

const className = cxs({
  color: 'black',
  ' > a': {
    color: 'tomato'

Static/Server-Side Rendering

For Node.js environments, use the css() method to return the static CSS string after rendering a view.

import React from 'react'
import ReactDOMServer from 'react-dom/server'
import cxs from 'cxs'
import App from './App'

const html = ReactDOMServer.renderToString(<App />)
const css = cxs.css()

const doc = `<!DOCTYPE html>

// Reset the cache for the next render

Note: cxs does not currently have a mechanism for rehydrating styles on the client, so use with caution in universal JavaScript applications.

React Components

cxs also has an alternative higher order component API for creating styled React components, similar to the styled-components API.

import cxs from 'cxs/component'

const Heading = cxs('h1')({
  margin: 0,
  fontSize: '32px',
  lineHeight: 1.25

Extending components

To extend a cxs component, pass it to the component creator function.

const Button = cxs('button')({
  color: 'white',
  backgroundColor: 'blue'

const TomatoButton = cxs(Button)({
  backgroundColor: 'tomato'

Other components

Any component can be passed to cxs to add styles.

import { Link } from 'react-router'

const MyLink = cxs(Link)({
  color: 'tomato'

Note: components must accept className as a prop to work with cxs.

Functional styles

cxs components can also handle dynamic styling based on props by passing a function as an argument

const Heading = cxs('h1')(props => ({
  color: props.color

Removing style props

To remove style props from the rendered HTML element, use the prop-types package to define propTypes on a component. cxs/component will remove any prop that matches a key from the propTypes object.

import cxs from 'cxs/component'
import PropTypes from 'prop-types'

const Heading = cxs('h2')(props => ({
  fontSize: props.big ? '48px' : '32px'

Heading.propTypes = {
  big: PropTypes.bool


Style utility functions, like those in styled-system, can be used with cxs/component.

import cxs from 'cxs/component'
import {
} from 'styled-system'

const Heading = cxs('h2')(space, color)


Theming is supported with the <ThemeProvider> component.

import React from 'react'
import ThemeProvider from 'cxs/ThemeProvider'
import theme from './theme'

const App = props => (
  <ThemeProvider theme={theme}>
import cxs from 'cxs/component'

const Heading = cxs('h2')(props => ({
  fontSize: props.theme.fontSizes[4] + 'px',
  color: props.theme.blue



Accepts styles objects or functions that return style objects and returns a className string.


Returns the rendered CSS string for static and server-side rendering.


Resets the cache for server-side rendering


A styled-components-like API for creating React components with cxs.

Vendor prefixes

cxs does not handle vendor prefixing to keep the module size at a minimum.

Previous Versions

For previous versions of cxs, see the v3 branch or v4 branch

MIT License