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postcss-short-text v1.1.0

Use a shorthand text property in CSS

Short Text Build Status

Short Text is a PostCSS plugin that lets you use a shorthand text property in CSS.

/* before */

section {
    text: bold center uppercase dimgrey 1.25em 1.5 .05em;

article {
    text: 1.25em * .05em;

/* after */

section {
    font-weight: bold;
    text-align: center;
    text-transform: uppercase;
    color: dimgrey;
    font-size: 1.25em;
    line-height: 1.5;
    letter-spacing: .05em;

article {
    font-size: 1.25em;
    letter-spacing: .05em;

Properties are matched into groups that may be written in any order. Once a property is matched to a group, other properties from that group must then be written before properties of another group. Asterisks indicate that an individual property in a group should be skipped. The groups include:

  • color
  • font-style, font-variant, font-weight, font-stretch
  • text-decoration, text-align, text-rendering, text-transform
  • white-space
  • font-size, line-height, letter-spacing, word-spacing


Follow these steps to use Short Text.

Add Short Text to your build tool:

npm install postcss-short-text --save-dev


require('postcss-short-text')({ /* options */ }).process(YOUR_CSS);


Add PostCSS to your build tool:

npm install postcss --save-dev

Load Short Text as a PostCSS plugin:

    require('postcss-short-text')({ /* options */ })


Add Gulp PostCSS to your build tool:

npm install gulp-postcss --save-dev

Enable Short Text within your Gulpfile:

var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');

gulp.task('css', function () {
    return gulp.src('./css/src/*.css').pipe(
            require('postcss-short-text')({ /* options */ })


Add Grunt PostCSS to your build tool:

npm install grunt-postcss --save-dev

Enable Short Text within your Gruntfile:


    postcss: {
        options: {
            processors: [
                require('postcss-short-text')({ /* options */ })
        dist: {
            src: 'css/*.css'



Type: String
Default: null

Specifies a prefix to be surrounded by dashes before the declaration (e.g. -x-text).

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