Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Setup TailwindCSS on Svelte & Snowpack

It seemed fairly easy to install TailwindCSS on a fresh Svelte install that was using the Snowpack builder, but following a few different online tutorials lead me down a few black holes.

Luckily, it is quite easy if you keep Postfix and any other build tools out of the process. Here is a very simple way to implement TailwindCSS into a Svelte install that uses Snowpack as the builder.

The first step is to install TailwindCSS with npm:

npm install tailwindcss

Next, you’ll need to create the standard TailwindCSS CSS import file at src/tailwind.css with the contents:

@import 'tailwindcss/dist/base.css';
@import 'tailwindcss/dist/components.css';
@import 'tailwindcss/dist/utilities.css';

Finally, open src/App.svelte, or whatever component you are using for the global layout in Svelte, and import the CSS file within it’s script tag:

  import {onMount} from 'svelte';
  import './tailwind.css'; // highlight-line
  let count = 0;

That’s it! You’re now free to use all of the TailwindCSS classes to your hearts content, and enjoy the immediate hot reloading capabilities of Snowpack 😍.