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Tailwind CSS

A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development
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What is Tailwind CSS?

Tailwind is different from frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, or Bulma in that it's not a UI kit. It doesn't have a default theme, and there are no build-in UI components. It comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with, but doesn't impose design decisions that are difficult to undo.
Tailwind CSS is a tool in the Front-End Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Tailwind CSS is an open source tool with 47.7K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tailwind CSS's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Tailwind CSS?

Companies
168 companies reportedly use Tailwind CSS in their tech stacks, including BlaBlaCar, Superchat, and überdosis.

Developers
772 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Tailwind CSS.

Tailwind CSS Integrations

Gatsby, Tailwind Starter Kit, Headless UI, Shuffle, and Tailwind UI are some of the popular tools that integrate with Tailwind CSS. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Tailwind CSS.
Pros of Tailwind CSS
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Highly customizable
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Quick setup
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Utility first styles, its amazing
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Versatile
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Great docs
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Fast
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Customizable
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Consistent
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Open source
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Semantic
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Very light
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Responsive
Decisions about Tailwind CSS

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Tailwind CSS in their tech stack.

Babak Khademi
Frontend Developer at Freelance · | 2 upvotes · 64.1K views

What is the best and fastest developing UI CSS Framework to couple with Angular Material ? Mostly for making responsive components and writing less sass. I have Bootstrap and Tailwind CSS in mind.

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Bootstrap

I am planning to redesign my entire application, which is currently in Bootstrap. I heard about Tailwind CSS, and I think its really cool to work with. Is it okay if I use Bootstrap and Tailwind together? I can't remove Bootstrap altogether, as my application is using the js dependencies of Bootstrap, which I don't want to disturb.

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Giordanna De Gregoriis
Jr Fullstack Developer at Stefanini Inspiring · | 8 upvotes · 60.7K views

TL;DR: Shall I keep developing with Nuxt.js 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

Long version: We have an old web application running on AngularJS and Bootstrap for frontend. It is mostly a user interface to easily read and post data to our engine.

We want to redo this web application. Started from scratch using the newest version of Angular 2+ and Material Design for frontend. We haven't even finished rewriting half of the application and it is becoming dreadful to work on.

  • The cold start takes too much time
  • Every little change reload the whole page. Seconds to minutes of development lost looking at a loading blank page just changing css
  • Code maintainability is getting worse... again... as the application grows, since we must create everytime 5 files for a new page (html, component.ts, module.ts, scss, routing.ts)

I'm currently trying to code a Proof of Concept using Nuxt.js and Tailwind CSS. But the thing is, Vue.js 3 is out and has interesting features such as the composition API, teleport and fragments. Also we wish to use the Vite frontend tooling, to improve our time developing regardless of our application size. It feels like a better alternative to Webpack, which is what Nuxt 2 uses.

I'm already trying Nuxt.js with the nuxt-vite experimental module, but many nuxt modules are still incompatible from the time I'm posting this. It is also becoming cumbersome not being able to use teleport or fragments, but that can be circumvented with good components.

What I'm asking is, what should be the wisest decision: keep developing with Nuxt 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

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Ashish Sharma
Sr. UI Associate at Daffodil Software · | 4 upvotes · 316.9K views

I am a bit confused when to choose Bootstrap vs Material Design or Tailwind CSS, and why? I mean, in which kind of projects we can work with bootstrap/Material/Tailwind CSS? If the design is made up on the grid, we prefer bootstrap, and if flat design, then material design. Similarly, when do we choose tailwind CSS?

Any suggestion would be appreciated?

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Диловар Азимов
Shared insights
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Can I use Tailwind CSS for a big e-commerce site? Is it considered correct in terms of performance? Please advise the best UI for building e-commerce sites.

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Tailwind CSS's Features

  • No default theme
  • No build-in UI components
  • No opinion about how your site should look
  • Doesn't impose design decisions that you have to fight to undo
  • Comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with
  • Or offers a head start implementing a custom design with its own identity

Tailwind CSS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Tailwind CSS?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
tachyons
Create fast loading, highly readable, and 100% responsive interfaces with as little CSS as possible.
Bulma
Bulma is a CSS framework based on Flexbox and built with Sass
Material-UI
MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.
Sass
Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
See all alternatives

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