Minimal CSS Framework for semantic HTML (by picocss)

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  • List of awesome CSS frameworks, libraries and software
    56 projects | dev.to | 28 May 2024
    picocss/pico - Minimal CSS Framework for semantic HTML
  • Show HN: Pico: An open-source Ngrok alternative built for production traffic
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 May 2024
  • How to use Tailwind with any CSS framework
    5 projects | dev.to | 17 Apr 2024
    Tailwind is great, but creating everything from scratch is annoying. A nice base of components which can be extended with tailwind would be great. There are a few tailwind frameworks like Flowbite, Daisy Ui, but I like Bulma, PicoCSS and Bootstrap.
  • Concrete.css
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Feb 2024
    Modern CSS stylesheets include configurability via CSS variables on the root element so maybe that's where the "framework" comes from.

    Also note: This project looks like an even more minimized version of PicoCSS [1]

    [1] https://picocss.com/

  • Show HN: A template for Markdown-based sites (no static site generator required)
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Dec 2023
    The templates grabs Markdown file data with XMLHttpRequest and converts it to HTML with https://showdownjs.com/ . Classless styles are done with https://picocss.com/ and code block syntax highlighting is done with https://highlightjs.org/ .

    GitHub repo: https://github.com/dandalpiaz/markdown-pages

  • HTML Web Components: An Example
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Nov 2023
    This is exactly why I love HTMX [1] in combination with PicoCSS[2]. HTMX is just the regular html elements with ajax extensions built into the tags (it is a js library currently but they plan on lobbying to have these as default functionalities with HTML in the future) and picoCSS also works without classes so you are "trained" to use the semantic tags for the page to be rendered beautifully

    [1] https://htmx.org/

    [2] https://picocss.com/

  • Crafting A Minimalist Portfolio Website with SvelteKit and Pico CSS
    9 projects | dev.to | 14 Oct 2023
    /*! * Minimal theme switcher * * Pico.css - https://picocss.com * Copyright 2019-2023 - Licensed under MIT */ /** * Minimal theme switcher * * @namespace * @typedef {Object} ThemeSwitcher * @property {string} _scheme - The current color scheme ("auto", "light", or "dark"). * @property {string} menuTarget - The selector for the menu element that contains theme switchers. * @property {string} buttonsTarget - The selector for theme switcher buttons. * @property {string} buttonAttribute - The attribute name used for theme switcher buttons. * @property {string} rootAttribute - The attribute name used for the root HTML element to store the selected theme. * @property {string} localStorageKey - The key used to store the preferred color scheme in local storage. */ export const ThemeSwitcher = { // Config _scheme: 'auto', menuTarget: "details[role='list']", buttonsTarget: 'a[data-theme-switcher]', buttonAttribute: 'data-theme-switcher', rootAttribute: 'data-theme', localStorageKey: 'picoPreferredColorScheme', /** * Initialize the theme switcher. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher */ init() { this.scheme = this.schemeFromLocalStorage || this.preferredColorScheme; this.initSwitchers(); }, /** * Get the color scheme from local storage or use the preferred color scheme. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher * @returns {string|null} The color scheme ("light", "dark", or null). */ get schemeFromLocalStorage() { if (typeof window.localStorage !== 'undefined') { if (window.localStorage.getItem(this.localStorageKey) !== null) { return window.localStorage.getItem(this.localStorageKey); } } return this._scheme; }, /** * Get the preferred color scheme based on user preferences. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher * @returns {string} The preferred color scheme ("light" or "dark"). */ get preferredColorScheme() { return window.matchMedia('(prefers-color-scheme: dark)').matches ? 'dark' : 'light'; }, /** * Initialize the theme switcher buttons and their click events. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher */ initSwitchers() { const buttons = document.querySelectorAll(this.buttonsTarget); buttons.forEach((button) => { button.addEventListener( 'click', (event) => { event.preventDefault(); // Set scheme this.scheme = button.getAttribute(this.buttonAttribute) || 'auto'; // Close dropdown document.querySelector(this.menuTarget)?.removeAttribute('open'); }, false ); }); }, /** * Set the selected color scheme and update the UI. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher * @param {string} scheme - The color scheme to set ("auto", "light", or "dark"). */ set scheme(scheme) { if (scheme == 'auto') { this.preferredColorScheme == 'dark' ? (this._scheme = 'dark') : (this._scheme = 'light'); } else if (scheme == 'dark' || scheme == 'light') { this._scheme = scheme; } this.applyScheme(); this.schemeToLocalStorage(); }, /** * Get the current color scheme. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher * @returns {string} The current color scheme ("auto", "light", or "dark"). */ get scheme() { return this._scheme; }, /** * Apply the selected color scheme to the HTML root element. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher */ applyScheme() { document.querySelector('html')?.setAttribute(this.rootAttribute, this.scheme); }, /** * Store the selected color scheme in local storage. * * @function * @memberof ThemeSwitcher */ schemeToLocalStorage() { if (typeof window.localStorage !== 'undefined') { window.localStorage.setItem(this.localStorageKey, this.scheme); } } };
  • The What, Why and How of JavaScript bundlers
    1 project | dev.to | 13 Oct 2023
    To understand the core problem, let's consider a very simple traditional web app, with HTML, CSS and a script tag injecting an index.js which acts as the entry point for JavaScript. To add some styling we're also injecting some external UI library like Pico CSS via a CDN and linking the same.
  • A More Modern CSS Reset
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Sep 2023
    This is excellent if bare bones. It's meant for "the clean slate" style of CSS development. To be honest, I do less and less of starting from zero.

    Another style is a more built up starting point like PicoCSS. https://picocss.com/

    Both have their place and their use cases.

  • Why everybody speaks only about Tailwind, what happened to Boo0strap?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Sep 2023
    I personally prefer Bootstrap to Tailwind, but my favorite is https://picocss.com/

    Usually, I just want decent-looking default CSS styles. The benefits of a CSS framework have diminishing returns when using frameworks with styles scoped to components (like SvelteKit/Vue/React).

    The fact Tailwind removes all styles so you can't even tell a button is a button unless you add classes is annoying. If you know the class names, sometimes it's a little more convenient to add Tailwind classes, but for the most part it just clutters the HTML. And it makes it difficult to update entire "classes" of elements: you have to update each element one at a time.

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