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Setup Reactjs + TypeScript with Tailwind CSS

In this post, I will show you how to set up Tailwind CSS with Reactjs(TypeScript).

What we will create is this.
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1. Create a reactjs project with create-react-app

$ yarn create react-app react-tailwind-ts --template typescript
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2. Install Tailwind CSS

$ yarn add -D tailwindcss@npm:@tailwindcss/postcss7-compat postcss@^7 autoprefixer@^9
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3. Install CARACO

$ yarn add @craco/craco
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4. Modify files

In this step, we will edit two files, package.json and craco.config.js(create).
package.json

"scripts": {
    "start": "craco start",
    "build": "craco build",
    "test": "craco test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
},
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craco.config.js

module.exports = {
  style: {
    postcss: {
      plugins: [require("tailwindcss"), require("autoprefixer")],
    },
  },
};
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5. Generate tailwind.config.js

In this step, we will generate tailwind.config.js by the following command and edit purge.

$ yarn tailwindcss-cli@latest init
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tailwind.config.js

module.exports = {
  purge: ["./src/**/*.{js,jsx,ts,tsx}", "./public/index.html"],
  darkMode: false, // or 'media' or 'class'
  theme: {
    extend: {},
  },
  variants: {
    extend: {},
  },
  plugins: [],
};
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6. Add Tailwind

index.css

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;
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index.tsx

import React from "react";
import ReactDOM from "react-dom";
import "./index.css";
import App from "./App";
import reportWebVitals from "./reportWebVitals";

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById("root"));

reportWebVitals();
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7. Create a component for Gradient Text

components/GradientText.tsx

type Props = {
  text: string;
};

export const GradientText = ({ text }: Props) => {
  return (
    <div className="p-10 min-h-screen flex items-center justify-center bg-cool-gray-700">
      <h1 className="text-9xl font-black text-white text-center">
        <span className="bg-gradient-to-r text-transparent bg-clip-text from-green-400 to-purple-500">
          {text}
        </span>
      </h1>
    </div>
  );
};
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8. Run the app

$ yarn start
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If everything works well, you will see the following image.

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repo

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reactjs with Tailwind CSS

Getting Started with Create React App

This project was bootstrapped with Create React App.

Available Scripts

In the project directory, you can run:

yarn start

Runs the app in the development mode.
Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.

The page will reload if you make edits.
You will also see any lint errors in the console.

yarn test

Launches the test runner in the interactive watch mode.
See the section about running tests for more information.

yarn build

Builds the app for production to the build folder.
It correctly bundles React in production mode and optimizes the build for the best performance.

The build is minified and the filenames include the hashes.
Your app is ready to be deployed!

See the section about deployment for more information.

yarn eject

Note: this is a one-way operation. Once you eject, you can’t go back!

If you aren’t satisfied…

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