All Articles
Getting Started With Angular 10 and TailwindCSS using CDN (Part 1)
August 7, 2020

Recently, I created my personal blog with TailwindCSS and NuxtJS. I really enjoyed working with Tailwind for creating UI design. In the beginning I had my concerns too, like it'll add lot more boilerplate to my markup. It does add lot of markup but there are ways to reduce the boilder (e.g using @apply).

What is Tailwind?

A utility-first CSS framework forrapidly building custom designs.

That means we have classes defined for all the common css properties. If you have converted designs to html before. You might remember, if we don't follow best practices. We might end up with same properties defined in different classes with different naming convensions.

e.g. let's say we have added two classes that both do the same functionality. It may happen if we don't already know if we have class defined or not.

.padding-4 {
    padding: 4;
.p-4 {
    padding: 4;

Now let's see how we can tackle this with tailwind. We basically have utility classes for all the css properties. So, we no longer need to define the custom css classes (But if we need we can).

e.g For padding, in tailwind we have classes like following

// here 4 (1rem) is size (can vary)
.p-4{} // padding in x and y direction
.px-4{} // padding in x direction
.py-4{} // padding in y direction

So, here you can see we no longer have to define the custom class for padding, we can use tailwind builtin classes.

Using Tailwind with Angular 10

Installing Angular CLI

npm install -g @angular/cli

Creating Angular Project

We can go to the directory of our choice where we want to create the project.

ng new ng-tailwind-part1

Open the project inside the code editor, if you are using vscode you can change the directory to the project and type code .

Using Tailwind CDN

We can go to and copy the tailwind css cdn link.

Following is the link you will find,

Go to src/index.html

add the cdn in the link tag

    rel="stylesheet"        href=""

Add the following markup inside src/app/app.component.html

Remove the existing code inside the file and add the following,

<div class="max-w-sm rounded overflow-hidden shadow-lg mx-auto">
  <img class="w-full" src="" alt="Sunset in the mountains">
  <div class="px-6 py-4">
    <div class="font-bold text-xl mb-2">The Coldest Sunset</div>
    <p class="text-gray-700 text-base">
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Voluptatibus quia, nulla! Maiores et perferendis eaque, exercitationem praesentium nihil.
  <div class="px-6 py-4">
    <span class="inline-block bg-gray-200 rounded-full px-3 py-1 text-sm font-semibold text-gray-700 mr-2">#photography</span>
    <span class="inline-block bg-gray-200 rounded-full px-3 py-1 text-sm font-semibold text-gray-700 mr-2">#travel</span>
    <span class="inline-block bg-gray-200 rounded-full px-3 py-1 text-sm font-semibold text-gray-700">#winter</span>

Run the project using the following command

ng s -o

If you're seeing the following output that means you have successfully integrated tailwind inside your angular project.

Note: This is not the best approach, in the coming articles of this series we'll see how we can use the tailwind css npm module and integrate it inside the Angular project.