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@themosaad/tailwindcss-capsize

A Tailwind CSS plugin for trimming the whitespace above and below text nodes. This is a port of Capsize.

by Mosaad

1.0.0 (see all)License:MITTypeScript:Not Found
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Tailwind CSS

A Tailwind CSS plugin for automatically trimming the whitespace above and below text nodes. This is a port of Capsize.

Huge thanks to Michael Taranto and the Seek team behind it for figuring out the hard parts.

View live demo

<p class="capsize font-sans text-xl leading-tight">Capsized Text</p>

Table of Contents

Installation

Install the plugin from npm:

# Using npm
npm install @themosaad/tailwindcss-capsize

Then add the plugin to your tailwind.config.js file:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    fontFamily: {
      // define your custom font
      sans: ['Inter var', 'sans-serif'],
    },
    capsize: {
      fontMetrics: {
        // define font metrics for your custom font from Capsize's website
        sans: {
          capHeight: 2048,
          ascent: 2728,
          descent: -680,
          lineGap: 0,
          unitsPerEm: 2816,
        },
      },
      // define the utility class for trimming (leave empty to trim all text nodes)
      className: 'capsize',
    },
  },
  plugins: [require('@themosaad/tailwindcss-capsize')],
}

Usage

Now you can use the capsize class to trim any text:

<p class="capsize font-sans text-xl leading-tight">Capsized Text</p>

Trim by default

if you prefer to trim text nodes by default, don't define a class name. This will move the trimming css to the font-size classes:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    capsize: {
      fontMetrics: {
        // ...
      },
      // className: 'capsize',
    },
  },
  plugins: [require('@themosaad/tailwindcss-capsize')],
}

this way, you can use:

<p class="font-sans text-xl leading-tight">Capsized Text</p>

Default line-height

The root line-height is set to 1.5 by default. Which you can alter via:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    capsize: {
      rootLineHeightUnitless: 1.2,
  },
}

Therefore, if that's the line-height you want for a capsized element, you can ditch the leading class:

<p class="font-sans text-xl">Capsized Text</p>

If you want better default line-height per font-size, you can enable the defaultLineHeights experimental feature. Which will become the default in Tailwindcss v2.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  experimental: {
    defaultLineHeights: true,
  },
}

Define a default font-family

In most cases, you'll have a default font-family that's used accross the website by default.

If you added the font-sans class to the body or a parent element, you can use

<p class="text-xl">Capsized Text</p>

Usage with @apply

Since the plugin outputs pseudo-elements, you'll need to use the experimental applyComplexClasses feature:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  experimental: {
    applyComplexClasses: true,
  },
}

Which will allow you to use:

p {
  @apply capsize font-sans text-xl leading-7;
}

Root font-size

The plugin outputs the following inside the @tailwind/base:

html {
  font-size: 16px;
  --root-font-size-px: 16;
}

So overriding it from you css might mess up the trimming calculations.

To change the default root font-size:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    capsize: {
      rootFontSizePx: {
        default: 16,
      },
    },
  },
}

You can also change the rootFontSize for each screen:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    capsize: {
      rootFontSizePx: {
        default: 16,
        sm: 18,
        lg: 20,
      },
    },
  },
}

Limitation and Customization

  • Accepts rem and px for fontSize.
  • Accepts rem, px, and unitless for lineHeight.
  • Doesn't trim text on IE11 as it uses css variables for the trimming calculations. (will work on a JS polyfill or an average pre-calculation for all project fonts)
  • Adds padding: 0.05px 0 to capsized element which will override your padding utility classes. No longer the case from v0.3.0.

Behind the scenes

The plugin adds the following to typography-related utility classes:

To font-family classes, it adds css variables with font metrics:

.font-sans {
  font-family: Inter var, system-ui;
  --cap-height-scale: 0.7272;
  --descent-scale: 0.2414;
  --ascent-scale: 0.96875;
  --line-gap-scale: 0;
  --line-height-scale: 1.2102;
}

To font-size classes, it adds css variables for calculating the font-size in pixels:

.text-6xl {
  font-size: 4rem;
  --font-size-rem: 4;
  --font-size-px: calc(var(--font-size-rem) * var(--root-font-size-px));
}

To line-height classes, it adds css variables for calculating the line-height in pixels:

.leading-tight {
  line-height: 1.25;
  --line-height-unitless: 1.25;
  --line-height-px: calc(var(--line-height-unitless) * var(--font-size-px));
}

To the capsized element's pseduo selectors, it adds the trimming calculation:

.capsize::before {
  content: '';
  display: table;
  --line-height-normal: calc(var(--line-height-scale) * var(--font-size-px));
  --specified-line-height-offset-double: calc(var(--line-height-normal) - var(--line-height-px));
  --specified-line-height-offset: calc(var(--specified-line-height-offset-double) / 2);
  --specified-line-height-offset-to-scale: calc(
    var(--specified-line-height-offset) / var(--font-size-px)
  );
  --line-gap-scale-half: calc(var(--line-gap-scale) / 2);
  --leading-trim-top: calc(
    var(--ascent-scale) - var(--cap-height-scale) + var(--line-gap-scale-half) - var(--specified-line-height-offset-to-scale)
  );
  margin-bottom: calc(-1em * var(--leading-trim-top));
}

.capsize::after {
  content: '';
  display: table;
  --line-height-normal: calc(var(--line-height-scale) * var(--font-size-px));
  --specified-line-height-offset-double: calc(var(--line-height-normal) - var(--line-height-px));
  --specified-line-height-offset: calc(var(--specified-line-height-offset-double) / 2);
  --specified-line-height-offset-to-scale: calc(
    var(--specified-line-height-offset) / var(--font-size-px)
  );
  --prevent-collapse-to-scale: calc(var(--prevent-collapse) / var(--font-size-px));
  --line-gap-scale-half: calc(var(--line-gap-scale) / 2);
  --leading-trim-bottom: calc(
    var(--descent-scale) + var(--line-gap-scale-half) - var(--specified-line-height-offset-to-scale)
  );
  margin-top: calc(-1em * var(--leading-trim-bottom));
}

This port vs original Capsize

Aside from implementing the calculations via CSS variables to allow the usage of utility classes as illustrated above, I use a different method to prevent margin collapse that's not yet used in the original Capsize package (capsize@1.1.0 at the time).

Capsize currently adds a 0.05 top and bottom padding to the capsized element to prevent margin collapse.

From v0.3.0, I implemented a new way to prevent the collapsing based on @michaeltaranto's findings in this issue that's not yet implemented in their Capsize.

Now, you can use padding classes on the capsized element:

<a href="#" class="capsize font-sans text-xl leading-tight px-2 py-4">
  Capsized Link with Padding
</a>

If you encountered any crossbrowser issue with the new prevent collapse implementation, you can reverse back to the original implementation with padding:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    capsize: {
      keepPadding: true,
    },
  },
}

cap-height (since v0.4.0)

Instead of setting the font-size, you can use cap-height to declare the height of a the capital letters, and it'll automatically set the font-size based on the fontMetrics.

This comes in handy when you have an icon next to the test and you want to visually balance their height.

<p class="font-sans cap-height-4">Capsized Text that's 1rem in height</p>

Default values

Default values are cut from the extendedSpacingScale feature flag. Found it unuseful to inclue the very small and very large values.

You can override the default values via:

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    // ...
    capHeight: {
      2: '0.5rem',
      2.5: '0.625rem',
      3: '0.75rem',
      3.5: '0.875rem',
      4: '1rem',
      5: '1.25rem',
      6: '1.5rem',
      7: '1.75rem',
      8: '2rem',
      9: '2.25rem',
      10: '2.5rem',
      11: '2.75rem',
      12: '3rem',
      13: '3.25rem',
      14: '3.5rem',
      15: '3.75rem',
    },
  },
}

line-gap (since v0.4.0)

line-gap goes hand in hand with cap-height to have predectible height.

If the following example wrapped to 2 lines. The total height of the element would be 3rem.

<p class="font-sans cap-height-4 line-gap-4">
  Capsized Text that's 1rem in height and has a 1rem line-gap
</p>

Default values

line-gap has the same default values as cap-height which you can override via:

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    // ...
    lineGap: {
      2: '0.5rem',
      2.5: '0.625rem',
      3: '0.75rem',
      3.5: '0.875rem',
      4: '1rem',
      5: '1.25rem',
      6: '1.5rem',
      7: '1.75rem',
      8: '2rem',
      9: '2.25rem',
      10: '2.5rem',
      11: '2.75rem',
      12: '3rem',
      13: '3.25rem',
      14: '3.5rem',
      15: '3.75rem',
    },
  },
}

You can also set default line-gap values for each cap-height similar to the defaultLineHeights experimental feature via:

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    // ...
    capHeight: {
      2: ['0.5rem', { lineGap: '0.5rem' }],
      3: ['0.75rem', { lineGap: '0.625rem' }],
      // ...
    },
  },
}

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