Add Tailwind CSS to PUG

Add Tailwind CSS to PUG

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·Dec 13, 2022·

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Without further ado, let's get started on adding it.

I have a node.js application with a templating engine - Here currently I am using PUG.

The first step is to install tailwind CSS,

npm i tailwindcss

The second step is to create a tailwind.config.js file, which can be created using

npx tailwindcss init

The third step is to create two files, Input.css and output.css - You can decide with your own naming convention.

Add the following in the input.css file,

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

Add output.css as your stylesheet in your pug files or the HTML files,

Add    -->  link(rel="stylesheet", href="output.css")    ---> In head of .pug files

As a final step,

npx tailwindcss -i path/to/input.css -o path/to/output.css --watch

I have it inside the public folder which is in the project root location, so I would write it as,

npx tailwindcss -i ./public/input.css -o ./public/main.css --watch

Now start adding classes to the template, or start adding tailwind classes to the template classes.

You can add this to your input.css file if in case,

* { @apply bg-black text-white; }    --> in input.css file

This should work, let me know if you find this helpful.

Have a great day, and see you at the next one.

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