Include in an existing project

borrow-ui can be used directly in your React project by including the ui/src folder of this project directly in your src folder.

For example, if you are using CRA:

  1. copy the borrow-ui/packages/ui/src folder inside CRA's' src folder with the desired name (i.e. @borrow-ui/ui);
  2. install the dependencies;
  3. start the application!

Step by step

Download and include in your project

Download the latest zip here and extract the content, for example in ~/Downloads/borrow-ui-master.

Copy the packages/ui/src folder inside your project:

# You probably did this before:
# npx create-react-app my-react-app
# Navigate inside your project src
cd my-react-app/src;
# create a @borrow-ui container folder
mkdir @borrow-ui
# copy the src folder inside the packages here
cp -r ~/Downloads/borrow-ui-master/packages/ui/src @borrow-ui/ui

Install dependencies

Now, before starting the React app, the required dependencies needs to be installed. You can check which are the "dependencies", "optionalDependencies" and "peerDependencies" from the source package.json file and install them or launch the following command:

yarn add -D "sass@<1.33"
# For main components
yarn add flexboxgrid2 react-media material-design-icons-iconfont @popperjs/core react-popper lodash.debounce prismjs
# For forms components:
yarn add dayjs react-select react-day-picker react-dropzone

If you don't want to use forms components, you need to remove the import and export from borrow-ui's index.js file, located in the index file src/@borrow-ui/ui/index.js, and from ui.full.scss file, located in the SCSS index file src/@borrow-ui/ui/styles/ui.full.scss.

Import in your application the required dependencies, for example in your main src/index.js:

import '@borrow-ui/ui/style/ui.full.scss';
import 'material-design-icons-iconfont/dist/material-design-icons.css';

To make imports work properly, create a jsconfig.json file on your root folder (same folder as package.json) to enable imports from src folder:

    "compilerOptions": {
        "baseUrl": "src",
        "paths": {
            "*": ["src/*"]

Import components in your project

Congratulations! You should be able now to import components from @borrow-ui/ui!

import { Text } from '@borrow-ui/ui';


If your project is not running Storybook and you want to start using it (with all the stories already available) you can install it now. From the root folder run:

npx -p @storybook/cli sb init
yarn add -D @storybook/addon-docs

This will install Storybook and all the dependencies. Before running it, we need to configure the addon for documentation and import the css.

In .storybook/main.js add the following addon:

addons: [
        name: "@storybook/addon-docs",
        options: {
        configureJSX: true,

Create a file to load the styles, .storybook/scss-loader.scss:

@import '~material-design-icons-iconfont/dist/material-design-icons.css';
@import '../src/@borrow-ui/ui/style/ui.full.scss';

In .storybook/preview.js, import this file with the following:

import '!style-loader!css-loader!sass-loader!./scss-loader.scss';

And finally, run Storybook!

yarn storybook