A set or React components for building structured landing pages


Keywords
landing, react, component
License
MIT
Install
npm install landricks-components@0.8.0

Documentation

Landricks: Landing-Bricks

A set of React components to build structured landing pages

Introduction

Have you ever built a product landing page? They are all the same, they have a big banner on top, some call-to-action buttons, a list of features, some quotes from customers, pricing options, etc. Most of the time, these elements are displayed as horizontal bands, laid out vertically. Design varies a lot, but it can often be defined as a result of basic rules (font, primary/secondary color, background) that apply differently to each band.

Goal

Landricks provide a set of opinionated React DOM-components that can be laid out as bricks, one on top of the other, to easily obtain a fully formatted landing page. The props of each component are used to set the actual content (text, images, urls) presented to the user. Visual design can be defined by providing a "theme", which is a set of high-level properties which are used by each component to build their internal styles.

Demo

The simplest way to get a glance of the components is to use "react storybook". You can either clone the repo and run npm run storybook, or you can browse the online Storybook Workspace which renders directly from the master branch code.

Getting Started

Create a React web app

Use react-scripts to create a web app called quick-landing-page (if you don't like react-scripts, use whatever procedure you prefer):

create-react-app quick-landing-page

Add Landricks dependency

Inside the dir of your fresh new app, run npm to add the required dependency:

npm install --save landricks-components

Import components

Add the following import statement to src/App.js

import {
  LandingCanvas,
  ThemePropagator,
  GenericBrick,
  DoubleContentBrick,
  StrongMessageBrick,
  EnumerationBrick,
  EmailSqueezeBrick,
  FooterBrick,
  CallToAction,
  FeatureItem,
  PlaceHolder
} from 'landricks-components';

Define themes to be used by different bricks

Add the following constants to your src/App.js

const BASE_THEME = {
  fontFamily: 'Lato',
  baseFontSize: '18px'
}

const HEADER_BAND_THEME = {
  ...BASE_THEME,
  baseFontSize: '18px',
  backgroundColor: '#71A2B6',
  textColor: '#FFFFFF',
  primaryColor: '#FFFFFF',
  primaryContrastColor: '#71A2B6',
  objectDesign: 'square-solid'
}

const HEAVY_BAND_THEME = {
  ...BASE_THEME,
  backgroundColor: '#29D9C2',
  textColor: '#FFFFFF',
  primaryColor: '#FFFFFF',
  primaryContrastColor: '#000000',
  secondaryColor: '#C99DA3',
  objectDesign: 'square-outline'
};

const LIGHT_BAND_THEME = {
  ...BASE_THEME,
  backgroundColor: '#FAFAFA',
  textColor: '#888888',
  primaryColor: '#996888',
  secondaryColor: '#C99DA3'
};

Add a LandingCanvas component

Replace the current render method of src/App.js for this one:

render() {
  return (
    <LandingCanvas>
    </LandingCanvas>
  );
}

Add some Bricks to the canvas

Add these components as children of the LandingCanvas:

<StrongMessageBrick
  theme={ HEADER_BAND_THEME }
  messageLevel1="A beautiful message, but not so long"
  messageLevel2="A related but not so important concept, that usually is a little bit longer than the previous"
  CTAs={ <CallToAction label="sign up" /> }
/>
<DoubleContentBrick theme={ HEAVY_BAND_THEME } hasHeader={ false }>
  <ThemePropagator>
    <h1>Our product highlight</h1>
    <p>you wont find a better product anywhere in the universe.</p>
    <CallToAction label="buy" /><CallToAction label="learn more" />
  </ThemePropagator>
  <PlaceHolder />
</DoubleContentBrick>
<GenericBrick
  theme={ LIGHT_BAND_THEME }
  title="Yes, we can!"
  subtitle="if you think you can do it"
  contentStyle={ {textAlign: 'center'} }>
  <PlaceHolder />
</GenericBrick>
<EnumerationBrick
  theme={ HEAVY_BAND_THEME }
  title="Awesome features"
  subtitle="You can add any number of them">
  <FeatureItem
    icon="rocket"
    title="Feature 1"
    description="bla bla bla bla bla"
  />
  <FeatureItem
    icon="rocket"
    title="Feature 2"
    description="bla bla bla bla bla"
  />
  <FeatureItem
    icon="rocket"
    title="Feature 3"
    description="bla bla bla bla bla"
  />
</EnumerationBrick>
<DoubleContentBrick theme={ LIGHT_BAND_THEME } hasHeader={ false }>
  <PlaceHolder useLoremIpsum={ true } />
  <PlaceHolder label="image placeholder" />
</DoubleContentBrick>
<DoubleContentBrick theme={ LIGHT_BAND_THEME } hasHeader={ false }>
  <PlaceHolder label="image placeholder" />
  <PlaceHolder useLoremIpsum={ true } />
</DoubleContentBrick>
<DoubleContentBrick theme={ LIGHT_BAND_THEME } hasHeader={ false }>
  <PlaceHolder useLoremIpsum={ true } />
  <PlaceHolder label="image placeholder" />
</DoubleContentBrick>
<EmailSqueezeBrick
  title="Join our Newsletter"
  subtitle="To get updates about what we want you to know about"
  theme={ HEAVY_BAND_THEME }
  buttonLabel="Join"
  placeholder="Enter your email"
/>

Run your app

Use npm start script to start your app:

npm start