A fluent html builder

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This package helps you generate HTML using a clean, simple and easy to read API. All elements can be dynamically generated and put together. The HTML builder helps you generate dynamically assigned form elements based on your selected model, the session or a default value.

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-html

And optionally register an alias for the facade.

// config/app.php
'aliases' => [
    'Html' => Spatie\Html\Facades\Html::class,



Elements—classes under the Spatie\Html\Elements namespace—are generally created via a Spatie\Html\Html builder instance.

html()->span()->text('Hello world!');

Element attributes and contents are modified via with fluent methods which return a new instance. This means element instances are immutable.

$icon = html()->span()->class('fa');

$icon->class('fa-eye'); // '<span class="fa fa-eye"></span>'
$icon->class('fa-eye-slash'); // '<span class="fa fa-eye-slash"></span>'

Element classes don't have any knowledge of the outside world. Any coupling to other concepts, like requests and sessions, should happen in the builder class, not on the element classes.

By convention, we assume that builder methods will modify values to our advantage (like pulling old values from the session on a failed form request), and element methods will be deterministic.

// This will try to resolve an initial value, and fall back to ''
$email = html()->email('email', '');

// This will always have '' as it's value
$email = html()->email('email')->value('');


From v1 to v2

Version 2 was created because the typehints in version 1 was holding the package back in some cases (like multiple select which requires an array of values instead of a string which was assumed).

Luckily, bumping the version number in composer.json and running composer update should be non-breaking. Here are some caveats to look out for:

  • The package now ships with a html() function by default, which returns an instance of the Html builder class. If you've defined your own method, you'll need to remove it.
  • Various type hints have been removed throughout the package, if you've extended a class to override its methods, you'll need to update them accordingly (everything still behaves the same!)


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


About Spatie

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.