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Ajay Shukla
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How to create a ripple effect with Tailwind Elements React

Tailwind Elements is a library of UI components for React that are built with Tailwind CSS, a utility-first CSS framework. One of the components that Tailwind Elements offers is the Ripple component, which creates a ripple effect when you click on an element. In this blog post, I will show you how to use the Ripple component and customize its appearance and behavior.

Before we dive into the implementation, ensure that you have Node.js version 16.17.0 or 18.1.0 (or higher) installed. If you encounter issues with vite.config.js, consider using Vite version 4.3.9.

Create a Vite Project

Start by creating a new Vite project or use an existing one. If you're creating a new project, follow these commands

npm create vite@latest my-project -- --template react-ts
cd my-project
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Install Tailwind CSS

Next, install Tailwind CSS and its dependencies and initialize the Tailwind configuration file.

npm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer
npx tailwindcss init -p
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Configure Tailwind

In the tailwind.config.js file add paths to your HTML files and customize your Tailwind settings according to your project's needs.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  content: [
  theme: {
    extend: {},
  darkMode: "class",
  plugins: [require("tw-elements-react/dist/plugin.cjs")]
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Add Tailwind Directives

Include the necessary Tailwind directives in your src/index.css file to enable the use of Tailwind classes in your project.

/* src/index.css */
@tailwind base;

@layer base {
  html {
    @apply text-neutral-800;
  html.dark {
    @apply text-neutral-50;
    @apply bg-neutral-800;

@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;
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Install Tailwind Elements React

Install the tw-elements-react package to access a wide range of stylish UI components.

npm install tw-elements-react
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Import CSS

In your src/main.tsx file, import the tw-elements-react CSS file to apply the styles to your components.

// src/main.tsx
import "tw-elements-react/dist/css/tw-elements-react.min.css";
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Start Building

With everything set up, you can now start building your web app. Utilize components like TERipple from tw-elements-react to add interactive and stylish elements to your project.

import React from "react";
import { TERipple } from "tw-elements-react";

export default function RippleBasicExample(): JSX.Element {
  return (
        className="block w-full rounded bg-primary px-6 pb-2 pt-2.5 text-xs font-medium uppercase leading-normal text-white shadow-[0_4px_9px_-4px_#3b71ca] transition duration-150 ease-in-out hover:bg-primary-600 hover:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.3),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.2)] focus:bg-primary-600 focus:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.3),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.2)] focus:outline-none focus:ring-0 active:bg-primary-700 active:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.3),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.2)] dark:shadow-[0_4px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.5)] dark:hover:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.2),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.1)] dark:focus:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.2),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.1)] dark:active:shadow-[0_8px_9px_-4px_rgba(59,113,202,0.2),0_4px_18px_0_rgba(59,113,202,0.1)]"
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Follow this for more examples

Run Your App

Finally, start your Vite app and witness your fast and stylish web application in action!

npm run dev
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Conclusion: With Vite's speed and Tailwind Elements' stylish components, you can create web applications that not only load quickly but also look great. This combination of tools simplifies the development process, allowing you to focus on building the best user experience possible. Give it a try, and you'll be amazed at how easy and efficient web development can be with Vite and Tailwind Elements. Happy coding!

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Wendy Wong

Hi Ajay, Thanks for publishing your first article on on React and sharing code snippets. Welcome to the DEv Community!