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Using Tailwind CSS

With Tailwind’s pre-built classes, you can design the layout directly in an HTML file. This makes it a very responsive, mobile-friendly CSS framework. Apart from that, Tailwind has proven to be a stable framework since its initial release. Tailwind CSS has recently grown to become an extremely popular utility-first CSS framework and hence we had to come out with a blog explaining the framework and simplifying its installation process for our readers. So, every time our readers want to work on a project using Tailwind CSS, they can simply refer to this blog.

Tailwind CSS offers a plethora of features, some considerable ones being, an accurate styling process, flexibility, and freedom to its users when designing a web application. So, we take full responsibility for making you understand what Tailwind is and how is different from other frameworks like bootstrap.

Additionally, we would also throw some light on its advantages and help you make a sane choice.

What exactly is Tailwind CSS?

Launched almost 3 years back, Tailwind has managed to establish a considerable position in the front-end CSS society. Currently, in its 2.2 version, Tailwind CSS has built a strong community with 260k developers already using its features to design their websites. These numbers are enough to justify the eligibility of this platform.

Major reasons complimenting this widespread acknowledgment of the platform have to be its unique set of features, they are a huge helping hand for users in a variety of varied projects and most preferably for React projects. Tailwind CSS is known to provide its users with complete control over their website designing process.

So, let’s dive into some basic features of Tailwind CSS that make it a unique platform.

Advantages of using Tailwind CSS

Security and response rate

Tailwind features some pre-built classes in its framework that help its users to directly design their layout in an HTML file which increases the platform’s responsiveness and makes it mobile-friendly too.

Tailwind’s development team has worked really hard and smart on its stability and debugging. Tailwind has been developed by world-class engineers so facing any technical glitches while using Tailwind CSS is a rare case.

Full control over styling

When it comes to designing or styling web applications, tailwind CSS follows an out-of-the-box approach. So, tailwind CSS doesn’t have a set theme like most other CSS frameworks do, so users find it much more freedom as the platform offers a wide variety of options with no default theme in place.

So, for instance, if somebody is looking to work on a project that is somewhat unique, they need not follow the default theme for styling and do their own thing.

Quicker and efficient designing

Whenever it comes to styling HTML, no framework can beat Tailwind’s efficiency and speed. It helps users create well-made and attractive layouts by directly styling the elements. This quick formation of designs can be complemented to Tailwind’s built-in classes that do not require you to design unique designs from scratch and let you choose from their range.

So, all in all, these CSS classes are the major reason why building and styling with Tailwind are so quick and easy.

A bag full of features

Tailwind CSS is designed as a framework targeted towards front-end development and for that reason, developers expect great responsiveness and attractive themes from Tailwind. Tailwind makes sure to remove all the unused CSS classes for its users and navigate them through the process of designing responsive themes for their websites.

Additionally, Tailwind CSS has Purge CSS which is used to keep the final CSS precise and as small as possible.

How to install tailwind CSS

Step 1: First off, run the following command to install the needed packages:

yarn add tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer

Step 2: Now proceed to the root directory and create a src folder. Now put the pages and styles folder into the  src folder you created.

Step 3: Create a file with the name of postcss.config.js and then go on to write the following code inside it:

Step 4: Now create a file named tailwind.config.js at the root again and then paste the following code inside it:

Step 5: Then in the _app.js file, type import 'tailwindcss/tailwind.css' and that is it! Tailwind CSS is installed.

Conclusion

Most people, when asked about their experience with Tailwind CSS proceed to declare it as one of the most unique CSS frameworks they have ever come across. Some major pros and cons of the framework are mentioned below:

  1. Quick and efficient designing process, Tailwind CSS is an excellent choice for developers who are already familiar with CSS and just want to hurry the process up.
  2. If somebody’s not familiar with CSS frameworks in general, then Tailwind CSS might not be a platform for you as learning Tailwind CSS is not that easy.

So, all in all, people can choose a CSS framework according to their personal preferences but Tailwind CSS definitely deserves a shot if you want a speedy process.

Tailwind CSS’s exponentially growing userbase clearly indicates that this framework is here to stay and can change the way people design websites.

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