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Sathish Ramani

Nice article. I am looking to learn Tailwind CSS soon. I am a newbie to frontend development. I have not worked with CSS at all and only used some ready-made bootstrap template on a hobby project (with dumb frontend and doing everything in python DJANGO backend :-) ). I only understand some basics of HTML. Now, If I start learning web (frontend) development, can I start with Tailwind CSS after HTML without learning CSS or SCSS and directly move to JS after that? It looks like I can just use a combination of pre-existing Tailwind classes on HTML tags to get the desired UI without understanding much of CSS itself?

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studmuffin30

better to learn CSS first ,than tailwind or bootstrap ,cause CSS is just the basic so u need to learn the basic to understand how this frameworks works.

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Chris Bongers Author

No first learn CSS, before getting into tailwind, it does not make sense to skip the basics.
Tailwind expects you to understand how CSS works.
You'll have a hard time understanding if you come from no CSS background.
Also, don't rush into JS, it's a big topic and essential for understanding web techniques.

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Sathish Ramani

Thanks. That's what I guessed as well. Seeing the tags with tailwind classes is just tempting to jump right in :-). I understand that is not the right approach.

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adeborat

learning CSS with tailwindcss for me is the best approach.. it's easiest way to learn CSS. tailwind CSS + chrome dev to see generated css