CSS and HTML are actually quite difficult to use when you're trying to do the layout and styling of a web page.
This library is a complete alternative to HTML and CSS. Basically you can just write your app using this library and (mostly) never have to think about HTML and CSS again.
The high level goal of this library is to be a design toolkit that draws inspiration from the domains of design, layout, and typography, as opposed to drawing from the ideas as implemented in CSS and HTML.
(Readme.md from the package)
main : Html msgmain =Element.layout  <|row [ width fill, centerY, spacing 30 ][ myElement, myElement, el [ alignRight ] <|el[ Background.color (rgb255 240 0 245), Font.color (rgb255 255 255 255), Border.rounded 3, padding 30] <|text "stylish!"]
This is a summary of the talk Building a Toolkit for Design by Matthew Griffith.
Converts Elm-UI into Html.
A basic element similar to
A row of elements.
A column of elements.
Horizontally centers anything.
Vertically centers anything.
Alignes anything with the left edge of the screen.
Alignes anything with the right edge of the screen.
Alignes anything with the top edge of the screen.
Algines anything with the bottom edge of the screen.
Defines a Paragraph. Attributes like alignment, padding and spacing will effect the lines of the paragraph
📖Book: An Introduction to Style Elements for Elm by Matthew Griffith
📄Article: Elm-ui: Forget CSS and enjoy creating UIs in pure Elm by Alex Korban
🎥Video: Building a Toolkit for Design by Matthew Griffith