v1.2.8(almost 2 years ago)
Both @emotion/css and @stitches/react are popular CSS-in-JS libraries. @emotion/css has been around for longer and has a larger user base and community support. However, @stitches/react, being relatively new, has been gaining popularity rapidly and has been well-received by the developer community.
Both libraries prioritize performance, but @stitches/react takes a more opinionated approach to optimize runtime performance. It generates optimized and minimal CSS output by default, resulting in faster load times. @emotion/css, on the other hand, offers more flexibility and control over CSS generation.
Both libraries have a good developer experience, but @emotion/css provides a more familiar and CSS-like syntax with its powerful CSS prop feature. It also has extensive documentation and community support. @stitches/react, on the other hand, introduces a new API that offers a more convenient and intuitive way to write CSS in React, with additional features like theming and static extraction out of the box.
Features and Functionality
@emotion/css offers a wide range of features, including media queries, keyframes, and global styles. It also has excellent CSS-in-JS composition capabilities. @stitches/react focuses on providing a minimalistic API and focuses more on the core functionality of styling components efficiently. It offers features like responsive styles, theming, and static CSS extraction. The choice depends on the specific needs and preferences of the project.
Both libraries are actively maintained by their respective communities. @emotion/css has been battle-tested and has a mature codebase with regular updates. @stitches/react is relatively new but has a proactive and dedicated team behind it. It is important to consider the maintenance and long-term support of a library when making a decision.