Physical representation of layout composition to create declarative, responsive layouts in React.

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  import atomicLayout from '';


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Atomic Layout is a spatial distribution library for React. It uses CSS Grid to define layout areas and render them as React components. This pattern encourages separation of elements and spacing, preventing contextual implementations and boosting maintenance of layouts.

import React from 'react'
import { Composition } from 'atomic-layout'

// Define layout areas: visual representation
// of what composes a layout, detached from
// what components are actually rendered.
const areasMobile = `

// Declare responsive changes of your areas.
// Operate in two dimensions, remove areas
// or introduce new ones.
const areasTablet = `
  thumbnail header
  thumbnail footer

const Card = ({ title, imageUrl, actions }) => (
  <Composition areas={areasMobile} areasMd={areasTablet} gap={20}>
    {/* Get React components based on provided areas */}
    {({ Thumbnail, Header, Footer }) => (
          {/* Render anything, including another Composition */}
          <img src={imageUrl} alt={title} />
        {/* Preserve semantics with polymorphic prop */}
        <Header as="h3">{title}</Header>
        {/* Responsive props: just suffix with a breakpoint name */}
        <Footer padding={10} paddingMd={20}>

export default Card


npm install atomic-layout styled-components

Using something else than styled-components? See the full list of Atomic Layout implementations.


See the Official documentation.

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