rendertron VS @artsy/fresnel

Compare rendertron vs @artsy/fresnel and see what are their differences.


An SSR compatible approach to CSS media query based responsive layouts for React. (by artsy)
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rendertron @artsy/fresnel
11 7
5,784 981
1.1% 2.1%
0.0 8.3
3 days ago 9 days ago
TypeScript TypeScript
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of @artsy/fresnel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-08.
  • I’ve built two type-safe React hooks that will help you in making your apps more accessible
    1 project | | 20 Jan 2022
    the SSR default I'm guessing is the fancy one, it feels like due to SSR the most flexible way is to use media queries so it is correct on the first paint. maybe components would be better than hooks, something like
  • How to combine React Native Web + responsivity + NextJS SSR, to get SEO
    5 projects | | 8 Sep 2021
    This article is extracted from this github discussion, which goes into greater detail on how to achieve this with the libraries Dripsy (a component design system) and Fresnel (SSR w/ media queries).
  • SSR for multiple breakpoints using React
    6 projects | | 31 Aug 2021
    Also, take a look at a library @artsy/fresnel, which uses a similar approach to solve CLS issues in server-side rendered applications.
  • Magnus UI vs. Dripsy - Chakra UI alternatives for React Native (+Web)
    7 projects | | 10 Jun 2021
    If you want both SSR and RNW, then you are not so lucky. But you can read my research of the options you have, in this discussion: How to combine React Native Web (RNW) + Responsive styles (media queries) + NextJS Server-Side Rendering (SSR), to get SEO on the web. If you don't want to make a compromise like the current options, there is a library called Fresnel, which has some promise to afford this combination. But it is not quite there yet. So please consider contributing to Fresnel in the RNW+NextJS compatibility issue or the useMedia() hook issue, so that Dripsy could be upgraded to use Fresnel again to support SSR.
  • Making Next.js work with react-responsive
    1 project | | 1 May 2021
    Something I starred a while ago:
  • How to use ChakraUI on native mobile?
    9 projects | | 1 Apr 2021
    Uses actual CSS breakpoints on web, to become responsive, even when using SSR. Uses Fresnel to achieve this. CSS breakpoints on web will rely on the mobile device's user agent for most cases. But since this can be inaccurate, it also uses pre-emptive server-side breakpoint generation. Basically, if the mobile user-agent cannot be accurately detected, Fresnel renders all media query breakpoints on the server (a bit of extra work for the server, since it might lead to rendering more components). So the client's browser will receive all breakpoints on first render and can immediately start rendering according to the correct ones. Instead of waiting for React to rehydrate before only then running the media queries with CSS-in-JS, which would have given latency and potentially unwanted visual side-effects. This becomes most acute when you are using SSR, and thus don't want to wait for rehydration on the client to start showing the responsively laid out content.
  • Full Stack Quiz Game with NextJS - My Journey
    4 projects | | 13 Nov 2020
    @artsy/fresnel - Lib to create media queries components in JSX.

What are some alternatives?

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prerender - Node server that uses Headless Chrome to render a javascript-rendered page as HTML. To be used in conjunction with prerender middleware.

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react-toastify - React notification made easy 🚀 !

puppeteer - Headless Chrome Node.js API

css-modules - Documentation about css-modules

react-native-media-query - Media queries for react-native and react-native-web

puppeteer - Headless Chrome Node.js API [Moved to:]

chakra-ui - ⚡️ Simple, Modular & Accessible UI Components for your React Applications

capacitor - Build cross-platform Native Progressive Web Apps for iOS, Android, and the Web ⚡️

dripsy - 🍷 Responsive, unstyled UI primitives for React Native + Web.

searchkit - Node.js & Browser SDK & React UI components for Elasticsearch.

ChatUI - The UI design language and React library for Conversational UI