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Extracting Components

Dealing with common utility patterns.


Extracting Components

Uniform encourages the extraction of components when clear and repeating design patterns emerge. The following guide will cover the various ways you can extract components.


Using API Functions

You can build custom components and still get access to theme variables using API Functions. To learn more, refer to the page on API Functions.

// main.scss
.custom-element {
display: block;
padding: size(20);
font-family: font(sans);
font-weight: font(semibold);
border-radius: radius(md);
box-shadow: shadow(sm);

&:hover {
box-shadow: shadow(md);
}
}

Using @apply Mixin

The apply() mixin allows you to apply properties directly using shorthand utility class names. The apply() mixin can also be nested inside a parent.

.parent {
@include apply('p-40 shadow-2xs radius-2xl');
&__child {
@include apply('hover.opacity-50 p-24 md.p-64');
}
}
/* main.css */

.parent {
padding: 2.5rem;
box-shadow: var(--shadow-2xs);
border-radius: var(--radius-2xl);
}
.parent__child {
padding: 1.5rem;
}
.parent__child:hover {
opacity: 0.5;
}
@media (min-width: 1024px) {
.parent__child {
padding: 4rem;
}
}