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React Layout Components

npm install react-layout-components

Useful, Modern and universal layout Components for React.js based on flexbox.

The basis <Box> Component is highly inspired by React Native's Flexbox implementation and though accepts almost the same props. It supports all flexbox specifications and automatically adds alternative values and prefixes thanks to inline-style-prefix-all if needed.

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Note: If you're not familiar with Flexbox at all, I recommend css-tricks 'Complete Guide to Flexbox' which is an awesome source for beginners as well as a nice refreshment for experts.


To be able to use any of those Components below, make sure you have added the following CSS class somewhere. Personally I just inline it inside the <head> of the index.html.

.react-layout-components--box {
  display: -webkit-box;
  display: -moz-box;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;

Note: This is a temporary fix and will hopefully be removed if React merges https://github.com/facebook/react/pull/6701.



Box is an universal container component based on flexbox. You can most likely use this Component for everything as is helps recreating almost any possible layout.

import React from 'react'
import Box from 'react-layout-components'

const Example = () => (
  // This acts as some kind of container
  <Box width={300} height={500}>
      //This acts as an actual flexbox container
      <Box justifyContent="center" alignItems="flex-start">
        <Box flex={3}>Flex 3</Box>
        <Box flex="1 0 auto" alignSelf="baseline">Flex 1</Box>


Property Description Options
flex flex-grow flex-shrink flex-basis
flexGrow positive integer >= 0
flexShrink positive integer >= 0
flexBasis base size size value, auto
order  item order
inline display: inline-flex shortcut
column flex-direction: column shortcut
reverse reverse flex-direction shortcut
wrap flex-wrap: wrap shortcut, wrap-reverse
flow row nowrap flex-direction flex-wrap
alignContent line-content align center, flex-start, flex-end, space-around, space-between
justifyContent main-axis align center, flex-start, flex-end, space-around, space-between
alignItems cross-axis align center, flex-start, flex-end, baseline, stretch
alignSelf item self align center, flex-start, flex-end, baseline, stretch
Property  Description
fit width: 100%; height: 100%
center  justify-content: center; align-items: center

Box lets you also define size properties which are width, height, minWidth, maxWidth, minHeight and maxHeight.


Browser default values don't need to be set explicit and are defined as

  display: flex;
  flex: 0 1 auto;
  flex-direction: row;
  justify-content: flex-start;
  align-items: stretch;
  align-content: stretch;
  flex-wrap: nowrap;


Container is a Component to style box-model properties.


  • Padding: padding, paddingLeft, paddingTop, paddingRight, paddingBottom
  • Margin: margin, marginLeft, marginTop, marginRight, marginBottom
  • Border: border, borderColor, borderWidth, borderStyle, borderTop, borderLeft, borderBottom, borderRight
  • Size: width, height, minWidth, maxWidth, minHeight, maxHeight
  • Position: top, left, bottom, right
  • Flow: overflow, overflowX, overflowY, textOverflow, whiteSpace

You may also set boxSizing which defines how the size of a box is calculated. You may use border-box, content-box or padding-box.


There are some shortcut properties. They do not accept a value. e.g. <Container fixed></Container>.

Property  Description
fixed position:fixed
absolute position:absolute
 borderTop Adds a border at the top with borderWidth
 borderLeft Adds a border to the left with borderWidth
 borderRight Adds a border to the right with borderWidth
 borderBottom Adds a border at the bottom with borderWidth


Page is just a shortcut for a page-filling Component. It also is fixed to the edges of your WebView.


ScrollView is a scrollable container. It is build on the <Box>-Component, which let's you either use default box-model sizing or flexbox sizing.


Property Description Options
height container height
width container width
 horizontal  enables horizontal scrollable container  boolean
 initialScrollPos scroll position  number
onScroll gets fired on scrolling  function


  • getScrollPosition() Returns the actual scroll position.

  • scrollTo(scrollPosition) Scrolls to the scrollPosition.

  • scrollToStart() Scrolls to the container start.

  • scrollToEnd() Scrolls to the container end.



Box with flex-direction: column. (vertical flow)


Box with flex: 1 0 auto.


Box centerering its children with justify-content: center; align-items: center.


To run the included demo, run the following command: $ npm run build:demo && open demo/index.html


react-layout-components is licensed under the MIT License. Created with ♥ by @rofrischmann.


I would love to see people getting involved. If you have a feature request please create an issue. Also if you're even improving one of the Components by any kind please don't be shy and send a pull request to let everyone benefit.


If you're having any issue please let me know as fast as possible to find a solution a hopefully fix the issue. Try to add as much information as possible such as your environment, exact case, the line of actions to reproduce the issue.

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the react-layout-components README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.