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Responsive Masonry Layout with TailwindCSS in 2 Steps

Masonry views on a website are visually appealing. Let's quickly create a carousel with you using TailwindCSS. This article assumes you have basic knowledge of Tailwind.

1. Configure index.css in your react-app

First of all, let's add @layer to your index.css file in src folder. We create masonry layout class for 3 different screen;

.masonry (1 column)
.masonry-sm (2 column)
.masonry-md (3 column)

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

@layer utilities {
    @variants responsive {
        .masonry {
            column-gap: 1.5em;
            column-count: 1;
        }
        .masonry-sm {
            column-gap: 1.5em;
            column-count: 2;
        }
        .masonry-md {
            column-gap: 1.5em;
            column-count: 3;
        }
        .break-inside {
            break-inside: avoid;
        }

    }
}
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2. Use them inside className

Now you can use these classes as standard TailwindCSS feature. You should use them inside parent div.

<div className="masonry sm:masonry-sm md:masonry-md">

  <div className="rounded-lg bg-gray-500 p-4 break-inside">
    <p> lorem100 </p>
  </div>
  <div className="rounded-lg bg-gray-500 p-4 break-inside">
    <p> lorem150 </p>
  </div>
  <div className="rounded-lg bg-gray-500 p-4 break-inside">
    <p> lorem50 </p>
  </div>
  <div className="rounded-lg bg-gray-500 p-4 break-inside">
    <p> lorem200 </p>
  </div>

</div>
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That is all. You now have a masonry layout that is simple to use and looks good.

Top comments (7)

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Mind Pixel

This is a very solid solution for masonry layouts with tailwind. Thank you!

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Monique

I've been struggling with this for quite a while now until I came across your article. Thanks a lot for posting this !

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Morten Bak

Thanks! :)

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Lior Neu-ner

Worked great! Thank you

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Ali Ashrafi

Thanks man! but what about horizontal ordering? 🤔

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Avik Kundu • Edited

Any fixes to this warning?

warn - The `@variants` directive has been deprecated in Tailwind CSS v3.0.
warn - Use `@layer utilities` or `@layer components` instead.
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Richie

Use this instead @avik6028

@layer utilities {
  .masonry {
    column-gap: 1.5em;
    column-count: 2;
  }
  .masonry-sm {
    column-gap: 1.5em;
    column-count: 2;
  }
  .masonry-md {
    column-gap: 1.5em;
    column-count: 3;
  }
  .break-inside {
    break-inside: avoid;
  }
}
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