Is Tailwind CSS the Future of CSS Frameworks?

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Facundo Corradini
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Originally published on Sep 16, 2021Last updated on Mar 15, 2023

Key Takeaways

Who uses Tailwind CSS?

Anyone with basic CSS skills and some knowledge of tooling can use Tailwind CSS, but it’s mostly used by front-end developers with an imperative programming background working in modern JS frameworks, primarily React. From news websites like The Verge and Mashable to NASA’s very own Jet Propulsion Laboratory website – everyone big and small is starting to see Tailwind CSS as the future of front-end styling.

What is Tailwind CSS used for?

It can be used for pretty much any of your web styling needs, but it's better suited for rapid prototyping when you don’t have a design available, to implement designs into code in a scalable way, and to keep a maintainable CSS architecture in bigger projects.

Is Tailwind CSS easy to learn?

Tailwind is incredibly easy to get started with, and the learning curve scales brilliantly. Being closer to an API than to a UI toolkit, it works in a more foundational layer so it doesn’t require much more than learning the sort of aliases for the CSS properties to set you on the right path. I’d dare to say Tailwind can be learned in a day and mastered in a week, and that may probably be a conservative estimate.

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