Installing Tailwind CLI
The simplest and fastest way to get up and running with Tailwind CSS from scratch is with the Tailwind CLI tool. The CLI is also available as a standalone executable if you want to use it without installing Node.js.
Start using Tailwind in your HTML
Add your compiled CSS file to the
<head>and start using Tailwind’s utility classes to style your content.src/index.html
<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <link href="/dist/output.css" rel="stylesheet"> </head> <body> <h1 class="text-3xl font-bold underline"> Hello world! </h1> </body> </html>
What to read next
Get familiar with some of the core concepts that make Tailwind CSS different from writing traditional CSS.
Using a utility-first workflow to build complex components from a constrained set of primitive utilities.
Build fully responsive user interfaces that adapt to any screen size using responsive modifiers.
Style elements in interactive states like hover, focus, and more using conditional modifiers.
Optimize your site for dark mode directly in your HTML using the dark mode modifier.
Manage duplication and keep your projects maintainable by creating reusable abstractions.
Customize the framework to match your brand and extend it with your own custom styles.