Tailwind CSS Setup
In this lesson, we will learn how to set up the Tailwind CSS framework. We'll walk through the step-by-step process of integrating Tailwind into your development environment, covering everything from installation to configuration.

How Tailwind CSS Works

Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that provides a vast set of pre-defined classes to style your HTML elements. Unlike traditional CSS where you define styles in separate CSS files, Tailwind allows you to directly apply styling within your HTML markup using these utility classes.

Output of Tailwind CSS:

The output of Tailwind CSS is a large stylesheet that contains all these utility classes. However, to avoid performance issues due to the size of this stylesheet, Tailwind employs a process called purging (or tree-shaking). During the build process, any unused styles are removed, significantly reducing the final CSS file size. This ensures that the output is both lightweight and optimized for production.
This module covers the following sections.
  1. Install Tailwind via npm
  2. Install Tailwind with Next.js (Recommended)
In this course, we will use Tailwind CSS in conjunction with Next.js. This approach not only helps you become familiar with Next.js but also serves as a solid foundation for quickly starting with our Next.js courses.
In this lesson, we'll dive into the process of installing Tailwind CSS using npm, the Node.js package manager. We'll explore the various configurations necessary for a quick and efficient setup, ensuring you can start using the framework with ease.