Renderless Svelte

Back to recipes

Renderless Svelte + Bootstrap

Because of the it’s complete lack of markup and styling, renderless svelte can be easily combined with css frameworks like Bootstrap or Tailwind. When using a library like Bootstrap however that also has a JavaScript part it is however important to remember to strip out all attributes Bootstrap uses to enable certain behaviour.

The example below of a modal styled with Bootstrap uses the code and markup taken directly from the library’s documentation. If you compare the two codes however you will see that some implementations detail like ids and data-bs-xxx attributes have been removed. It is these attributes that Bootstrap uses within it’s javascript to do it’s magic. Using renderless svelte however, we want to do this by ourselves.

Sadly enough a live demo cannot be added into the site because of the conflicts it creates between Bootstrap's styling and the site itself. You can see the demo over on the REPL though.

	import { openModal, Modal } from 'renderless-svelte'

	<link href="" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-BmbxuPwQa2lc/FVzBcNJ7UAyJxM6wuqIj61tLrc4wSX0szH/Ev+nYRRuWlolflfl" crossorigin="anonymous">

<!-- Button trigger modal -->
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" on:click={openModal}>
  Launch demo modal

<!-- Modal -->
<Modal let:close>
    <div class="modal-backdrop fade show"></div>
    <div class="modal fade show" style="padding-right: 16px; display: block;" tabindex="-1">
        <div class="modal-dialog">
            <div class="modal-content">
                <div class="modal-header">
                    <h5 class="modal-title">Modal title</h5>
                    <button type="button" on:click={close} class="btn-close" aria-label="Close"></button>
                <div class="modal-body">
                <div class="modal-footer">
                    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Close</button>
                    <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Save changes</button>