In this blog, they want to contrast Tailwind CSS, the most well-liked CSS framework now available. In the following sections, They’ll compare them according to popularity before providing some background information and advice on how to start using each one.
Describe Tailwind CSS
The open-source CSS framework known as Tailwind CSS was first introduced on November 1, 2017, by Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger, who is now employed by the Tailwind Labs business. It is the framework that is most rapidly gaining popularity, as was stated at the beginning of this post, and it thinks very differently than the traditional OOCSS frameworks. Based on a utility-first technique, it provides a set of predefined utility classes for padding, text colors, margins, font sizes, and more to assist you in creating these components instead of requiring you to create bespoke classes to style buttons or cards.
The Benefits Are Fairly Obvious
It’s very simple to style HTML elements directly, and you no longer need to web design class name constructions that need to be learned again whenever a new team member arrives. The JIT (Just-in-time) mode simultaneously automatically removes any classes that aren’t used in your HTML, resulting in a final CSS file that only contains the CSS classes that are also used in your templates and drastically lowering load time.
Learning How To Use Tailwind CSS
It is advised to use Tailwind CSS by installing the project via NPM and using their configuration file to automatically remove any CSS classes that are no longer in use. You can now utilize all of the default utility classes by viewing this cheat sheet or their official documentation. Another nice feature is that by utilizing the dark:utility-class class variants, you can quickly alter your website’s dark mode version.
CSS Tailwind Elements
You can utilize a component library like flow bite to get started with a selection of UI design development components such as dropdowns, modals, navbars, and more even though Tailwind CSS does not by default offer a set of UI components outside of their premium Tailwind UI bundle.
Ecosystem And Community Of Tailwind CSS
Even though the ecosystem and community are currently smaller than those of Bootstrap, it’s amazing how quickly they are expanding, and there isn’t a week that goes by when you don’t hear about the release of a new theme, template, plugin, or component library.
Cons And Benefits
The Following Is A List Of Benefits Of Using Tailwind CSS
The JIT mode makes it simple to expand the default set of classes using the configuration file, and it has the greatest collection of utility classes available as a framework. Variant classes are provided by default, eliminating the need to establish class names and remember them across projects as the community and resources swiftly expand.
And Now For A List Of Drawbacks
No collection of interactive UI elements that are predefined (can be fixed by using Flowbite). Lack of resources and plugins could result in an illegible HTML code due to a big list of classes (ie. no datatable integration, charts)
In the end, I think it is up to you and your team to decide on a suitable CSS framework for your project. In some circumstances, though, you may not even need one because vanilla CSS and JS can usually get the job done just fine.