Written by Ramon Gebben

t7 (GitHub: trueadm/t7, License: ISC, npm: t7)

While browsing I came across t7, which is a template library that compiles template strings into virtual DOM objects. Because of this functionality it’s used in frameworks such as Inferno, but it can also be used within React.

There are multiple ways to work with t7. You could include the script on your page the old school way like this:

<script src="t7.js"></script>

and you can build it with Browserify or Webpack by installing it via npm and require it like this:

import t7 from 't7';

Now let’s make a page with it.

const items = ['Pizza', 'Kebab', 'Donut'];
const welcome = 'to the wonderful world of t7';

  <div class="foo">
    <h1>Welcome ${ welcome }</h1>
        items.map( item => t7`
          <li class="item">
            <span>The item is: ${ item }</span>

By default t7 will attempt to check to see if React is available. If it is, t7 will automatically produce React elements as its output. When React is not present, you can use to export it to a Universal format. Universal DOM output should be compatible with most other virtual DOM frameworks out there, like Mercury, Cito and Virtual-dom.

To set the way you want to output you use:


The supported outputs are: