SaladUI - Phoenix liveview components inspired by shadui

You may know https://ui.shadcn.com/, a UI component library for React. I really love it’s design style and components. I’ve built some components for my project GitHub - bluzky/orangecms: Admin interface for your static site.

I was thinking of reimplement these components as a library. And after a few weeks, here is some thing I can show you guys.

A demo worth thousands of words

https://salad-storybook.fly.dev

And github repos

Your contributions and feedbacks are welcome

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Looks really nice. Great work!

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Wow, nice, and it’s only use JS from liveview. Great work!!!

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Looks great!

Small feedback for the dropdown menu: there is a delay between the click and when content appears. Would be nice to have it instant.

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Nice work!

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Yeah, I think it would be better not to add more dependencies. But some components are really hard to implement without using custom JS, so I have to skip them at this time.

Thanks for your feedback. I think it’s because of the animation. Maybe I can tweak it a little.

Update 05/30/2024

I’ve already added select component. It doesn’t behave the same with built-in select, but it looks better ha.
There are lots of challenge to implement client side select with LiveView.

Check it here: SaladUI - Select

Do you have any suggestion to improve it?

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Just tried it and it flickers on mobile Firefox when you select an item.

Enter seems to open the select, but otherwise keyboard navigation doesn’t seem to be working.

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Thanks for your feedback

I have tried, but still not find out a way to handle client side select without custom client Javascript.
Do you have any idea?

You need to dig into hooks, pretty sure.

I try to avoid using hook, but it seems in inevitable

Update May 31

Added new component: Breadcrumb and Pagination

Check them here:
https://salad-storybook.fly.dev/salad_ui_component/breadcrumb
https://salad-storybook.fly.dev/salad_ui_component/pagination

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Really appreciate the work on this. Been looking for feature rich component libraries to incorporate in my toolkit as well. Bookmarking this for later :slight_smile:

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What kind of toolkit are you working on?

You really shouldn’t try to avoid it, it’s there for a reason and I think it would be the perfect addition to this project. I’d recommend having a look at whatb melt-ui does for svelte components.

I wonder if that library could be used as a dev dependency, compiled and integrated into hooks akin to LiveSvelte, like a light-weight version of what shadcn-svelte does… :thinking:

I’d like to help explore this when I have some spare cycles, if you don’t get to it first

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I would definitely agree that shipping some hooks for necessary interactivity is reasonable. Good impulse to first try getting on without, but some components are likely trivial with a hook but convoluted or impossible without it.

I haven’t tried shipping a component with an integrated hook for others to use. I suppose you need to decide if that JS is a per-component import for app.js or figure out something smoother?

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There are ways to load them dynamically as needed while hinting to the browser to prefetch and cache for performance gains. Basically a combination of promise-based import() and <script type="importmap"></script>

I’ll see about creating a PoC soon.

Anything ARIA-related is a prime candidate. Liveview has an implementation of this for wrapping tab focus on things like dropdown menus

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