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How to Install Tailwindcss In Vite

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If you’re starting a new Vite project, you might want to consider using Tailwind CSS. It requires some time to learn all the utility classes, but your rarely have to write CSS anymore.

Why Vite?

Vite is an opinionated web dev build tool that serves your code via native ES Module imports during dev and bundles it with Rollup for production.

Installation steps

Note Vite comes with vue 3 by default

First, let's create new vite project:

npm init vite-app <project-name>
cd <project-name>
npm install
npm run dev

Next install tailwindcss

npm install tailwindcss

Create your Tailwind config file

npx tailwindcss init

Vite automatically applies your PostCSS config to all styles in *.vue files and imported plain .css files. Create a postcss.config.js in your project root.

touch postcss.config.js

Add module to postcss.config.js

module.exports = {
    plugins: [
        require("tailwindcss"),
        require("autoprefixer"),
    ],
};

Create app.css file in src/assets/app.css and import tailwindcss to it

@import "tailwindcss/base";
@import "tailwindcss/components";
@import "tailwindcss/utilities";

Finally you have to import app.css to main.js file

import './assets/app.css'

That's it! Now your project is ready to use all the tailwind css utilities in your new Vue / Vite project.