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Saim Ansari
Saim Ansari

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Install Tailwind CSS in Preact

In this section we will install & setup Preact + Typescript with Tailwind CSS 3. For this section we will use create-tw it will help to CLI to scaffold tailwindcss-ready projects. create-tw help to create simple ready template for Preact + typescript with tailwind css 3.

Create Tailwind CSS Project with Preact

Create tailwind-app with preact using npx:

npx create-tw@latest
# OR
npx create-tw@latest <project-name> --template <id>
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Create tailwind-app with preact using yarn:

yarn create tw
# OR
yearn create tw <project-name> --template <id>
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Select preact project.

? Project name tailwind-preact
? App type 
 Next.js (create-next-app) 
 Vanilla (create-vite) 
 React (create-vite) 
 Vue (create-vite) 
 Astro (create-astro) 
 Svelte Kit (create-svelte) 
 Preact (create-vite) 
 Solid (degit solidjs/templates/js)
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Select typescript.

? What language will your project be written in? (Use arrow keys)
 TypeScript 
 JavaScript 
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Select code style.

? Which dependencies would you like to include? (Press <space> to select, <a> to toggle all, <i> to invert selection, and <enter> to proceed)
❯◯ prettier
 ◯ clsx
 ◯ tailwind-merge
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Select tailwind plugin for your requirement.

? Which plugins would you like to include? (Press <space> to select, <a> to toggle all, <i> to invert selection, and <enter> to proceed)
❯◯ @tailwindcss/typography
 ◯ @tailwindcss/forms
 ◯ @tailwindcss/aspect-ratio
 ◯ @tailwindcss/line-clamp
 ◯ daisyui
 ◯ prettier-plugin-tailwindcss 
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Move to project and run the server

cd tailwind-preact
npm run dev
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src/app.tsx

export function App() {
  return (
    <header className="flex flex-col h-screen p-20 text-white bg-gradient-to-b from-gray-900 to-slate-800">
      <h1 className="mb-2 text-5xl font-bold text-center">Create Tailwind with Preact</h1>
      <p className="mb-6 text-xl text-center">
        If you like this project, consider giving it a star on GitHub!
      </p>
      <div className="flex flex-row items-center justify-center gap-4">
        <a
          className="font-bold text-indigo-300 github-button"
          href="https://github.com/andrejjurkin/create-tailwind-app"
          data-color-scheme="no-preference: dark; light: dark; dark: dark;"
          data-icon="octicon-star"
          data-size="large"
          data-show-count="true"
          aria-label="Star andrejjurkin/create-tailwind-app on GitHub"
        >
          Star
        </a>
        <a
          className="font-bold text-indigo-300 github-button"
          href="https://github.com/andrejjurkin/create-tailwind-app/discussions"
          data-color-scheme="no-preference: dark; light: dark; dark: dark;"
          data-icon="octicon-comment-discussion"
          data-size="large"
          aria-label="Discuss andrejjurkin/create-tailwind-app on GitHub"
        >
          Discuss
        </a>
      </div>
    </header>
  );
}
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