The Content Wrapper #

The content.vue component wraps your front-end content and allows you to add global elements to your app.

Use it to add elements that are visible on all pages of your site like navigation or a footer.

Content Component

Adding a Content Wrapper #

To add a content.vue, just place it in the source folder of your app, Factor will detect it automatically on build. And no further steps are necessary.

However, automatic detection is considered "magic" and known to be a bad practice since it's hard to trace what is happening. Therefore, we recommend you set the content component manually with factor-settings.

// src/factor-settings
export default {
  app: {
    components: {
      content: () => import("./content.vue"),
    },
  },
}

Using the Content Wrapper #

The only requirement in the wrapper is a Vue router-view component (which shows all your front-end views.)

From there, you can add any global functionality and UI that you'd like. In the below example, we add a header and footer component.

<template>
  <div class="my-app-content">
    <my-header />
    <div class="main">
      <router-view />
    </div>
    <my-footer />
  </div>
</template>
<script>
  export default {
    name: "ContentWrap",
    components: {
      myHeader: () => import("./header.vue"),
      myFooter: () => import("./footer.vue"),
    },
  }
</script>

Global Code #

In addition to global components, you can use the content wrapper to set global code and styles.

For example, you can add meta information like titleTemplate and default meta image. This creates a standard title format for all front-end pages.

<template>
  <!-- wrapper template -->
</template>
<script>
  export default {
    // .. other global stuff
    metaInfo() {
      return {
        titleTemplate: "%s - My App",
        image: require("./meta-image.jpg"),
      }
    },
  }
</script>

Global Styles and Variables #

Since the content wrapper is available on all front-end pages, it's ideal for setting global styles and CSS variables.

Since the wrapper component lies within the body of your HTML, use the html.factor-app specifier to wrap your global styles.

<template>
  <!-- wrapper template -->
</template>
<script>
  // wrapper scripts
</script>
<style lang="less">
  html.factor-app {
    --color-text: #34495e;
    --color-primary: #f60;
    --font-family-primary: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen,
      Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Fira Sans", "Droid Sans", "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;
    font-family: var(--font-family-primary);
    --font-weight-normal: 500;
    --font-weight-bold: 700;
    --color-bg: #ffffff;
    --color-border: #eee;
    font-size: 16px; // 1rem
    font-weight: var(--font-weight-normal);
    background-color: var(--color-bg);
    margin: 0;
    padding-top: 55px;
    color: var(--color-text);
  }
</style>