Play CDN

Use the Play CDN to try Tailwind right in the browser without any build step. The Play CDN is designed for development purposes only, and is not the best choice for production.

  1. Add the Play CDN script to your HTML

    Add the Play CDN script tag to the <head> of your HTML file, and start using Tailwind’s utility classes to style your content.

    index.html
    <!doctype html><html><head>  <meta charset="UTF-8">  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script></head><body>  <h1 class="text-3xl font-bold underline">    Hello world!  </h1></body></html>
  2. Try customizing your config

    Edit the tailwind.config object to customize your configuration with your own design tokens.

    index.html
    <!doctype html><html><head>  <meta charset="UTF-8">  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>  <script>    tailwind.config = {      theme: {        extend: {          colors: {            clifford: '#da373d',          }        }      }    }  </script></head><body>  <h1 class="text-3xl font-bold underline text-clifford">    Hello world!  </h1></body></html>
  3. Try adding some custom CSS

    Use type="text/tailwindcss" to add custom CSS that supports all of Tailwind's CSS features.

    index.html
    <!doctype html><html><head>  <meta charset="UTF-8">  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>  <style type="text/tailwindcss">    @layer utilities {      .content-auto {        content-visibility: auto;      }    }  </style></head><body>  <div class="lg:content-auto">    <!-- ... -->  </div></body></html>
  4. Try working with a core plugin

    Enable core plugins, like forms and typography, using the plugins query parameter.

    index.html
    <!doctype html><html><head>  <meta charset="UTF-8">  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com?plugins=forms,typography,aspect-ratio,line-clamp"></script></head><body>  <div class="prose">    <!-- ... -->  </div></body></html>

What to read next

Get familiar with some of the core concepts that make Tailwind CSS different from writing traditional CSS.

  • Utility-First Fundamentals

    Using a utility-first workflow to build complex components from a constrained set of primitive utilities.

  • Responsive Design

    Build fully responsive user interfaces that adapt to any screen size using responsive modifiers.

  • Hover, Focus & Other States

    Style elements in interactive states like hover, focus, and more using conditional modifiers.

  • Dark Mode

    Optimize your site for dark mode directly in your HTML using the dark mode modifier.

  • Reusing Styles

    Manage duplication and keep your projects maintainable by creating reusable abstractions.

  • Customizing the Framework

    Customize the framework to match your brand and extend it with your own custom styles.