Latest 4.2.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 8, tvos 10.2, requires ARC


Language: Swift 2, 3 and 4
Platform: iOS 8+
Carthage compatible
CocoaPods compatible
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Winner of Hacking with Swift Recommended award

You + Stevia = 🦄

  • [x] 💡 Write concise, readable layouts
  • [x] 🏖 Reduce your maintenance time
  • [x] 🎨 Compose your styles, CSS-like
  • [x] 🔴 Plug Live reload and boost your iteration cycles

ReasonExampleLive ReloadInstallationDocumentation

🖼 Visual Layout Api

    |-email-| ~ 80,
    |-password-forgot-| ~ 80,
    |login| ~ 80,

⛓ Chainable Api
alignHorizontally(password, forgot)
equalWidths(email, password)

📐 Equation-Based Api

email.Top == 100
password.CenterY == forgot.CenterY
login.Top >= password.Bottom + 20
login.Width == 75 % Width
(image.Height == 100).priority = UILayoutPriority(rawValue: 999)

All Generate native NSLayoutConstraints 🎉

👨‍🔬Try it!

Stevia is part of freshOS iOS toolset. Try it in an example App ! Download Starter Project

💡 Reason

Because nothing holds more truth than pure code 🤓
Xibs and storyboards are heavy, hard to maintain, hard to merge.
They split the view concept into 2 separate files making debugging a nightmare
There must be a better way


By creating a tool that makes Auto layout code finally readable by a human being.
By coupling it with live code injection such as injectionForXcode we can design views in real time
View layout becomes fun, concise, maintainable and dare I say, beautiful ❤️

Login View Example

In the project folder, you can find an example of a typical login view laid out in both native and Stevia for you to understand and compare the two approaches.

As a spoiler alert, the number of characters goes from 2380 to 1239 ( ~ divided by 2)

Write Half the code that is actually 10X more expressive and maintainable !

🔴 Live Reload

Live reload enables you to develop your views live without relaunching the app everytime.

Stevia + InjectionForXcode = #WhoNeedsReactNative?? 🚀

Just Cmd+S and you can dev live in the simulator !

Learn more about how to set up live reload here.

⚙️ Installation

Get started here.

📖 Documentation

You can find the full documentation here.

👨‍💻 Contributors

YannickDot, S4cha, Damien,
Snowcraft, Mathieu-o,
Blaz Merela,
Theophane Rupin,
Jason Liang,
Scott Bates,
Mike Gallagher,
Mick MacCallum

👥 Backers

Like the project? Offer coffee or support us with a monthly donation and help us continue our activities :)

🏅 Sponsors

Become a sponsor and get your logo on our README on Github with a link to your site :)

Swift Version

Swift 2 -> v2.3.0
Swift 3 -> v3.2.0
Swift 4 -> v4.1.0

Latest podspec

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    "version": "4.2.0",
    "summary": "Elegant view layout for iOS",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": "S4cha",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "4.2.0"
    "social_media_url": "",
    "source_files": "Source/*.swift",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8",
        "tvos": "10.2"
    "description": "Elegant view layout for iOS :leaves: - Auto layout code finally readable by a human being",
    "module_name": "Stevia",
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "4.0"

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