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SvelteKit with Tailwind

Hey there, if you are someone who is into web development, you may have heard of Svelte and Tailwind CSS. Svelte is a new-age JavaScript framework that enables developers to create highly performant apps with a small footprint. Tailwind CSS, on the other hand, is a utility-first CSS framework that provides developers with a set of pre-defined classes to style their apps.

Now, when it comes to using Svelte with Tailwind, it's not a difficult task at all. In fact, it's quite easy and straightforward. The best way to get started is by using SvelteKit. SvelteKit is an official framework for building web applications with Svelte. It makes it easy to add server-side rendering, code splitting, and other advanced features to your Svelte apps.

To use Tailwind with SvelteKit, you need to install the tailwindcss package using npm or yarn. Once you have added it to your project, you need to create a tailwind.config.js file in the root of your project. This file is used to configure Tailwind CSS.

// tailwind.config.js

module.exports = {
  purge: [],
  darkMode: false, // or 'media' or 'class'
  theme: {
    extend: {},
  variants: {
    extend: {},
  plugins: [],

Now, you need to import the Tailwind CSS styles in your Svelte components. You can do this by creating a new file called global.css in the src folder of your project and importing it in the __layout.svelte file:

// src/global.css

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

// src/routes/__layout.svelte

  import '../global.css';

<slot />

And that's it! Now you can use Tailwind CSS classes in your Svelte components and style them as per your requirements.

Another way to use Tailwind with Svelte is by using the svelte-add/tailwind package. This package is a Svelte add-on that makes it easy to add Tailwind CSS to your Svelte project. To use it, you need to run the following command:

npm install -D svelte-add/tailwind

Once you have added the package, you need to run the following command to add Tailwind CSS to your project:

npx svelte-add tailwind

This will automatically configure Tailwind CSS in your Svelte project and you can start using it in your components.

In conclusion, using Tailwind CSS with Svelte is a great way to style your Svelte apps. It makes it easy to create beautiful and responsive designs without writing a lot of custom CSS. So, go ahead and give it a try!

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