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Sass Modifiers Mixin
// ----
// Sass (v3.4.21)
// Compass (v1.0.3)
// ----
// Sass modifiers mixin by Sarah Dayan
// Generate All Your Utility Classes with Sass Maps: frontstuff.io/generate-all-your-utility-classes-with-sass-maps
// http://frontstuff.io
// https://github.com/sarahdayan
$colors: (
red: #ff3538,
grey: (
base: #404145,
light: #c7c7cd
),
yellow: (
base: #ecaf2d
),
green: (
base: #5ad864
)
);
$font-sizes: (
small: 12px,
medium: 14px,
large: 16px,
x-large: 18px,
xx-large: 20px
);
@mixin modifiers($map, $attribute, $prefix: '-', $separator: '-', $base: 'base') {
@each $key, $value in $map {
&#{if($key != $base, #{$prefix}#{$key}, '')} {
@if type-of($value) == 'map' {
@include modifiers($value, $attribute, $separator);
}
@else {
#{$attribute}: $value;
}
}
}
}
.text {
@include modifiers($colors, 'color', $separator: ':');
@include modifiers($font-sizes, 'font-size', '--');
}
.text-red {
color: #ff3538;
}
.text-grey {
color: #404145;
}
.text-grey:light {
color: #c7c7cd;
}
.text-yellow {
color: #ecaf2d;
}
.text-green {
color: #5ad864;
}
.text--small {
font-size: 12px;
}
.text--medium {
font-size: 14px;
}
.text--large {
font-size: 16px;
}
.text--x-large {
font-size: 18px;
}
.text--xx-large {
font-size: 20px;
}
@mattfelten
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mattfelten commented Jul 3, 2018

This is great, Sarah. Do you have any ideas for how to modify this to support passing multiple attributes to the mixin? For instance, I'm iterating through our spacing scale and creating .padding-x-<size> classes that would include both padding-left and padding-right attributes.

Edit: I figured it out. Basically adding another check to see if $attribute is a list and looping through them. See here: https://gist.github.com/mattfelten/5c6ad6edb70c6ab10f5c377c21eda2f2

@zachbryant
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Why isn't separator used in the modifiers mixin?

@raphaelobene
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@sarahdayan, this is awesome. Could you please explain how negative values (eg. -4px) can be supported? Is there a way to handle @media queries in the @mixin for handy breakpoint changes?

@Mozart-Alkhateeb
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@sarahdayan Amazing gist, I've built something nice with it.

@raphaelobene check how I'm using this to generate negative margin. For media I think you can use some condition as I'm doing here in the case of default. Also you can try wrapping the the class with media queries and passing different sizes but I'm not sure if it will generate the css you want but you can try it.

/** Custom CSS Variables **/
:root {
  --ion-space-xs: 4px;
  --ion-space-sm: calc(var(--ion-space-xs) * 2);
  --ion-space-md: calc(var(--ion-space-xs) * 3);
  --ion-space: calc(var(--ion-space-xs) * 4);

  --ion-negative-space-xs: calc(var(--ion-space-xs) * -1);
  --ion-negative-space-sm: calc(var(--ion-space-md) * -1);
  --ion-negative-space-md: calc(var(--ion-space-md) * -1);
  --ion-negative-space: calc(var(--ion-space) * -1);
}
$spaces: (
  xs: var(--ion-space-xs),
  sm: var(--ion-space-sm),
  md: var(--ion-space-md)
);

$negative-spaces: (
  xs: var(--ion-negative-space-xs),
  sm: var(--ion-negative-space-sm),
  md: var(--ion-negative-space-md),
  default: var(--ion-negative-space)
);

@mixin class-variations($args, $attribute: 'padding', $prefix: '') {
  @each $key, $value in $args {
    @if $key == 'default' {
      &#{$prefix} {
        #{$attribute}: $value;
      }
    } @else {
      &#{$prefix}-#{$key} {
        #{$attribute}: $value;
      }
    }
  }
}

// Generate padding variations
.ion-padding {
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces);
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'padding-top', $prefix: '-top');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'padding-left', $prefix: '-start');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'padding-right', $prefix: '-end');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'padding-bottom', $prefix: '-bottom');
}

// Generate margin variations
.ion-margin {
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces);
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'margin-top', $prefix: '-top');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'margin-left', $prefix: '-start');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'margin-right', $prefix: '-end');
  @include class-variations($args: $spaces, $attribute: 'margin-bottom', $prefix: '-bottom');
}

.ion-negative-margin {
  @include class-variations($args: $negative-spaces, $attribute: 'margin-top', $prefix: '-top');
  @include class-variations($args: $negative-spaces, $attribute: 'margin-left', $prefix: '-start');
  @include class-variations($args: $negative-spaces, $attribute: 'margin-right', $prefix: '-end');
  @include class-variations($args: $negative-spaces, $attribute: 'margin-bottom', $prefix: '-bottom');
}

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