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Dylan Britz for Tailland

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5 reasons why Tailwind CSS is a game-changer for web developers

Hi, Everyone Dylan here from Tailland.

If you have not heard about Tailwind you either live under a rock or are a complete beginner, so either way, I want to go over five reasons why I believe Tailwind CSS is a game changer for solo and teams of developers.

Before we get started, if you are not familiar with Tailwind I suggest you look at their docs to get a quick idea.

It Saves time.

One of the advantages of Tailwind CSS is that it comes with a large library of pre-designed CSS classes that you can use to style your projects. That means you spend less time writing custom CSS for every little design element. For example, instead of writing a custom class to change the font size of an element, you can use the "text-xl" class provided by Tailwind CSS. That can save a lot of time, especially on larger projects. Tailwind offers CSS classes for hundreds of CSS properties. I rarely come across CSS properties that do not have tailwind utility classes. If I do, it's easy to extend and add your custom utility classes.

It promotes consistency:

Using common class names across all the elements in a project, you can maintain a consistent design throughout your projects. That is especially important for projects with multiple developers If people are working on different parts of the project. For example: If every button in a project is using the "btn" class, which is not provided by Tailwind CSS but created using Tailwind's sleek custom directives to create UI components, then all the buttons will have a consistent look and feel. It allows you to build reusable themes & components for future products, which is especially useful for larger design teams.

It is easy to learn:

Tailwind CSS uses simple, intuitive class names that are easy to understand and remember. For example, the class "text-xl" is used to increase the font size of an element, while the class "bg-blue-500" is used to give an element a blue background colour. That makes it easy for you to get up to speed with the framework, even if you are new to CSS. I learned more about CSS by using Tailwind, I learned complex css properties not used regularly faster than I would’ve if used vanilla CSS.

It is customizable:

Tailwind CSS is highly customizable, allowing you to adjust the styles to fit your specific needs. Through the use of configuration files, where you can specify your colour palettes, font sizes, and other design elements. You can use Tailwind CSS to create a unique, custom look for your projects.

Check this out to learn more about customizing and extending tailwind

It is scalable:

Tailwind CSS is built with scalability in mind, making it easy to use on large, complex projects. The library of pre-designed classes is extensive, covering a wide range of design elements and layout options. That means you can use Tailwind CSS to style everything from simple websites to large, enterprise-level applications. Additionally, the framework's emphasis on consistency and modularity makes it easy to maintain and update projects as they grow in size and complexity.

These are just the five main reasons I would convince someone to use tailwind. There are numerous pros and cons depending on your background, skill level, tech choices etc. Either way, css libraries in 2023 are a no-brainer for productivity and scale.

Top comments (2)

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React Hunter

anyway, tailwind is fashionable one recent years!

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Brian M.

Quite a few big players seem to like tailwindcss.

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