Import CSS files as tagged template literals

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import litCssLoader from '';



Webpack loader to import css files as JavaScript tagged-template literal objects.

The "Lit" stands for "Literal"

You can use it to import CSS for various libraries like lit-element, @microsoft/fast-element, or others.

Do I Need This?

No. This is an optional package who's sole purpose is to make it easier to write CSS-in-CSS while working on lit-element projects. You can just as easily write your CSS in some 'styles.css.js' modules a la:

import { css } from 'lit-element';
export default css`:host { display: block; }`;

And this may actually be preferred.

Hopefully this package will become quickly obsolete when the CSS Modules Proposal (or something like it) is accepted and implemented.

In the mean time, enjoy importing your CSS into your component files.


Name Accepts Default
include Array of glob of files to include. ['**/*.css']
exclude Array of glob of files to exclude. undefined
uglify Boolean or Object of uglifycss options. false
specifier Package to import css from lit
tag Name of the template-tag function css


npm i -D lit-css-loader
module: {
  rules: [
      test: /\.css$/,
      loader: 'lit-css-loader',
      options: {
        import: 'lit' // defaults to lit-element
import { LitElement, html, customElement } from 'lit-element'

import style from './styled-el.css'

export class extends LitElement {
  static styles = [style]
  render() {
    return html`<p>such style. very win</p>`

Looking for rollup? rollup-plugin-lit-css Looking for esbuild? esbuild-plugin-lit-css