The Space component provides
margins within the provided spacing patterns.
The reason why this exists is to make Your Syntax as clean as possible. This way You see directly in words what the spacing is for every effected component
NB: In some circumstances you may be in need of using 0.25rem (4px) - therefore
xx-small also exists, but as a single type. So, combining
small would not result in 0.25rem, but still remain 1rem.
There are a couple different ways You can define the spacing types and values:
small small x-small(combine types up to 10rem)
40px(gets converted to
To get a spacing of e.g. 2.5rem (40px)- You may combine types
/** All of these methods will result in the same spacing */<Space top="large x-small" right="2.5" bottom="2.5rem" left="40px" />
Components and Spacing
Every component supports the spacing patterns, so it's possible to send in the
left properties directly, like:
<Button top="large x-small medium" />
Does it not work as expected?
margin not giving the expected spacing? That may be the reason due to Margin Collapsing. Margins collapse in the following situations:
- Adjacent siblings
- Completely empty boxes
- Parent and first or last child element
The best solution is to only use once direction of margins e.g.
bottom. Or You can set the collapse property to
In order to help out to handle unwanted margin collapsing in typography elements, se this example
Spacing method #1 -
Space component. The RedBox is only to visualize the result.
Spacing method #2 -
Spacing method #3 - Define the space directly
Spacing with no margin collapse, due to the flex usage