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Prepared Headless Components

Copy&Paste, unstyled components inspired by the Material Design V3.

Zero Learning Curve and Faster Coding

Instead of writing CSS and switching between HTML and CSS files use CSS-like selectors. The syntax is similar to CSS. Use _ instead of space and ^ for a quote.

<h1 class="font-size:24px color:blue hover:color:lightblue lg:font-size:32px">
	Hello World!🎉

Automatic and Extremely Tuned CSS and HTML Optimization

CSS is dynamically generated into CSS files, it is optimized and HTML is mangled. No unused CSS is generated. No CSS purge is needed. No CSS files have to be created. Thanks to inner algorithm for joining selectors, almost no duplicates are generated.

<!-- Production HTML -->
<h1 class="a b c d">
	Hello World!🎉

/* Production CSS */
.a {font-size:24px}
.b {color:blue}
.c:hover {color:lightblue}

@media (min-width: 1024px) {
  .d{ font-size: 32px }

Simple CSS Bundles Splitting

CSS bundles can be split into multiple files. It's more efficient than combining CSS manually and it also makes the CSS output smaller.

const bundles = [
	// Use Glob syntax to map files
	{ files: [ 'templates/**/*.html' ], outputFile: 'global.css },
	// Split CSS for layouts
	{ files: [ 'layout.html' ], outputFile: 'layout.css' },
	// And for pages
	{ files: [ 'index.html' ], outputFile: 'index.css' }

Intuitive Configuration

Define reusable variables, components and custom selectors to simplify the development. Variables values can be different for each screen. This allows you to change it for dark mode/light mode and desktop/mobile.

const config = {
	variables: {
		primary: '#01befe',
		titleFontSize: '24px',
		// Variables based on color scheme dark/light
		dark: {
			primary: '#fff'
		// Variables based on screen size
		'minw640px': {
			titleFontSize: 38px
	components: {
		'section': 'max-width:1240px margin:0_auto_24px_auto',
		// Dynamic components
		'title(?:--(\\S+))?': ({ matches, variables, helpers, dev }) => {
			const color = matches[1] ?? '#000';
			return `font-size:24px${color ? ` color:${color}` : ''}`;
	customSelectors: {
		'*': 'box-sizing:border-box',
		'h1,h2': 'margin-top:0 margin-bottom:12px md:margin-bottom:24px'
	macros: {
		'ml:(\S+?)': (match) => {
			// ml:24px => will create => margin-left: 24px
			return {'margin-left': match.getCapture(0)}

Configure Variables, Components and Global Selectors in files, where they are used

Components, Variables and Global Selectors can be defined within a file, where they are used. This encapsulates component CSS and HTML into one file.

	blue: '#01befe'

	subtitle: 'font-size:24px margin-bottom:12px color:$blue'
<h2 class="subtitle">Subtitle 1</h2>
<h2 class="subtitle">Subtitle 2</h2>

Extend Functionality with Hooks

Hooks can be used extend functionality and modify the output during compilation. There are hooks for Compiler, Bundler and in browser for Runtime.

// This hook example converts px font size
// to REM and automatically calculates line height.
import {hooks} from '@stylify/stylify';

hooks.addListener('compiler:newMacroMatch', ({selectorProperties}) => {
	const pixelUnit = selectorProperties['font-size'];

	if (typeof pixelUnit === 'undefined' || !pixelUnit.endsWith('px')) {

	const pixelFontSize = Number(pixelUnit.slice(0,-2));
	const remFontSize = pixelFontSize / 10;

	selectorProperties['font-size'] = `${remFontSize}rem`;
	selectorProperties['line-height'] = `${remFontSize * (pixelFontSize >= 28 ? 1.2 : 1.7)}rem`;

They talked about Stylify CSS

LukeshiruWebdev at Vangware
It's like Tailwind's JIT, but without having to learn new classnames, and following a really simple set of "rules". Great library!
Yoav GanbarEngineer at and QwikDev
Write plain CSS just in a class?
Fair enough, I'm intrigued.
蝉丸ファンCore committer of @webpack
It's similar to the Tailwind but more readable.
Phan An@vuejs core team member
This looks super interesting!
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Jorge Baumann.jsFull Stack Developer at One Beyond
[🔧] Do you know Stylify? It's an alternative to Tailwind #CSS that goes one step further. 🔤 Known syntax 📈 No learning curve 👩‍💻 Write normal CSS in classes ⚛️ Supports variables and components 🗜️ Works with Webpack, Rollup or Vite
Tomáš PilařCo-Founder & CTO
I recommend looking at if you don't know that tool yet 👍. Launched on the first try with Symfony and it works like a charm! 👏
Posandu MapaFullstack dev
I like how Stylify compresses the utility classes. A good Tailwind CSS alternative.
Tom RavnWebdeveloper & SysAdmin
Have you heard about Stylify? Similar framework as #TailwindCSS. I guess when you finally learn #CSS using Tailwind you can go level deeper and use Stylify, you will basically write pure CSS into #html.😆
Reegan RajasekarFull Stack Web Developer
I just thought it's just another css library like tailwind. But Twitter recommend this every time. So i just checked what is this . But now I feel it's awesome. bcz it gives utility classes like tailwind but it uses css like class names . I gonna use this in my next projects.
Finn GuhaWebdev teacher
Wow, that seems like a promising concept! And one that seems very interesting to me personally. I am always amazed by new and unique concepts of writing CSS.
David Mario LiclaFront-End dev at Forma
🤯 Did you know that there is an alternative to TailwindCSS but only using CSS properties? Look it's called Stylify!
Toheeb OgunbiyiWeb-UI Engineer
Utility on steroids, I love this! No weird utility names, almost same as CSS. Chars as class names on production. Colocation of states within the rule makes a lot of sense too. This makes up for readability compared to others.
RinFull-Stack Developer
Immediately interested when I read features on documentation, give a shot with Astro and absolutely love it.
Michael AndreuzzaUI Designer & Front end dev
I like that mangling feature. I was using a library that uglifies the code exactly like that..very useful for some cases.
Oscar Lito M Pablo
We now can easily integrate/use in @stylifycss by @8machy any Material Design 3 ("Material You") @materialdesign themes generated using the new Material Theme Builder! Saves a lot of time!
David TerenTech Lead & Ruby and Rails Dev
It's one of the tools that enables me to create entirely reactive web, iOS and Android apps with little JS.
Reza QorbaniCTO & Co-Founder at QualiaID
I didn’t know about Stylify! Looks amazing! I love feathers such as minify Class Names which is missing from Tailwind 👍.
Arif UddinSoftware Developer at BitCode
Wish I know this library before. I can save my 1-month of work in our company, we did the mangling optimization for our product.
Japheth Mutai
Well, I guess we all need to follow @stylifycss to reduce our #CSS related nerve attacks 😂😂.
Muhi MasriFrontend Engineer
Just came across #stylifycss, which uses CSS-like selectors to generate optimized utility-first CSS dynamically. Excited to try it out!
Yousuf IqbalFull Stack Developer
This is awesome. Almost zero learning curve 👍!
Ahmad AlfyEngineering @robustastudio
It gives more freedom than the strictly confined design system in Tailwind.
Ahmad TahirFullstack Dev
Wow this looks neat 💯. I'll be checking it out.
Código de MarrasFrontend Developer
It's interesting, an alternative to having everything in a single file...
Ahmed ZougariReact developer
StylifyCSS is like Tailwind framework but easier to learn and read.
Jean-BaptisteCreator of Ardaria
Interesting project! Keep going guyz 💪
Darryl Yeo
This make so much more sense than Tailwind.
I'm notoriously bad with CSS, giving this a try 👾.
Miles Pernicious
Looks pretty cool so far 🤩.
Mubashar HashmatManager at Scorp
Extremely awesome 😎.
Awesome, I'll try it later.
Good job. I’ll give it a try !
Shushant LakhyaniJust Ship It Hub
This looks cool!
SibasishWeb Developer
@stylifycss = @tailwindcss - all the goodness of utility classes.
Seems cool ✌️✌️✌️
Very cool library!
sam i am
That's nice!
Musa Yazlık
Hmm. I like it. 😁
Eze ChukwuemekaTech Support
I love this
Mugiwara Superfly
Wow wow wow
Rajesh KhadkaTech Lead & Ruby and Rails Dev
May be next tailwind css. 🙃
G-WokWeb3 Developer
Looks cool
Alfred ChadáChief Technical Officer
Nice work
Ricardo AnayaFull Stack Developer
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Don't study frameworks. Focus on coding!

As a developer, you want to code your website easily, quickly, and without spending too much time in docs. Frameworks, CSS-in-JS libraries, and preprocessors have many great features, but they also make development more complex, forcing you to study syntax, randomly named selectors, and how to use different features (which you may forget after a week of holiday 🍹).

Stylify focuses on simplicity and uses CSS-like selectors that you already know. It's like writing pure CSS directly into the markup without the need to switch between files and figure out the names for selectors. If you know CSS, you know how to use Stylify. By trying Stylify, you will find that preprocessors and short selectors are unnecessary.

Vladimír Macháček
Author of Stylify CSS
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