There are currently two options for installing and working with Stylable as described in the following sections.

Write your own project based on a Stylable boilerplate

To begin writing your own project, you can create a Stylable app from our boilerplate. It is based on create-react-app. To create the project, follow these instructions:

Using npm:

npm install -g create-react-app

create-react-app my-app-name --scripts-version stylable-scripts

For the my-app-name value above, replace with the name of your project. Once you run the command, a directory with that same name is created. Go to that directory and run yarn start or yarn build to create the project in a browser.

The project includes several basic components and Stylable stylesheets which have the suffix .st.css.

Install Stylable to work with an existing project

To work with an existing project, you can install Stylable and the stylable-webpack-plugin packages from our GitHub repositories.

Install Stylable and the stylable-webpack-plugin as a dependency in your local project.

Using npm:

npm install stylable stylable-webpack-plugin --save-dev

Using Yarn:

yarn add stylable stylable-webpack-plugin --dev

Write in Stylable

Once you’ve installed either the boilerplate or the packages into your own project, you can begin writing in Stylable. Look through the Specifications Reference for specs and code examples.

To take advantage of code completion and diagnostics, install Stylable Intelligence currently supported for only Visual Studio Code (version 1.16 and later).

Build configuration

Currently we support Webpack as our build system. To author a component library, use our CLI tool to build each CSS separately.

Add Stylable to your Webpack configuration as follows:

const StylableWebpackPlugin = require('stylable-webpack-plugin');
    module: {
        rules: [
            test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/,
            use: [
                loader: "url-loader",
                options: {
                    limit: 8192
    plugins: [
        new StylableWebpackPlugin()

For more information on configuring the stylable-webpack-plugin, see the readme file.


TypeScript requires to be made aware of Stylable in order to provide typings and module resolution. To do this, simply copy the globals.d.ts file found here to the src folder of your Typescript + Stylable project.