Gatsby Starter Tailwind

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Gatsby Starter Tailwind

Gatsby starter styled with Tailwind CSS


The Gatsby Starter Tailwind is a theme that combines the powerful tools of Gatsby, a free and open-source framework based on React, with Tailwind CSS, a utility-first CSS framework. This combination allows developers to rapidly build custom user interfaces for blazing fast websites and apps.


  • Tailwind CSS: This theme utilizes the utility-first CSS framework Tailwind CSS to create flexible and customizable user interfaces.
  • Gatsby CLI: The Gatsby CLI (Command Line Interface) is used to install and manage Gatsby projects.
  • Easy Installation: The installation process for the Gatsby Starter Tailwind is straightforward and can be completed quickly.
  • Development Mode: The theme provides a development mode where a stylesheet can be built from the Tailwind CSS config and the project can be run in a local environment.
  • Code Formatting and Linting: Tools like ESLint and Prettier are integrated, allowing developers to format and lint their code easily.
  • Production Build: The Gatsby Starter Tailwind offers a build command that generates a production-ready version of the website or app.
  • Deployment Options: The theme supports deployment to popular platforms like Netlify and Vercel.
  • Extensive Documentation: The Gatsby documentation, as well as the documentation for Tailwind CSS, Prettier, and ESLint, are valuable resources for developers using this theme.


To get started with the Gatsby Starter Tailwind, follow these steps:

  1. Install the Gatsby CLI by running the following command in your terminal:
npm install -g gatsby-cli
  1. Create a new Gatsby project using the Gatsby Starter Tailwind by running the following command:
gatsby new my-project
  1. Build a stylesheet from your Tailwind CSS config and run the project in development mode:
cd my-project
npm run dev
  1. Format and lint your code using ESLint and Prettier:
npm run analyze
  1. Build your site for production:
npm run build
  1. Choose a deployment platform like Netlify or Vercel to deploy your website or app.


The Gatsby Starter Tailwind is a powerful theme that combines the capabilities of Gatsby and Tailwind CSS. With its easy installation process, built-in code formatting and linting, and options for deployment, the theme offers a streamlined development experience. Developers can create highly customizable user interfaces using the utility-first CSS framework provided by Tailwind CSS. Extensive documentation and a welcoming community make it easy to get started and contribute to the project.


GatsbyJS is a free and open-source static site generator based on React. It uses a modern development stack including Webpack, GraphQL, and modern JavaScript and CSS frameworks. It also provides a rich set of plugins, starters, and themes.


React is a widely used JavaScript library for building user interfaces and single-page applications. It follows a component-based architecture and uses a virtual DOM to efficiently update and render UI components


Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that provides pre-defined classes for building responsive and customizable user interfaces.


ESLint is a linter for JavaScript that analyzes code to detect and report on potential problems and errors, as well as enforce consistent code style and best practices, helping developers to write cleaner, more maintainable code.


PostCSS is a popular open-source tool that enables web developers to transform CSS styles with JavaScript plugins. It allows for efficient processing of CSS styles, from applying vendor prefixes to improving browser compatibility, ultimately resulting in cleaner, faster, and more maintainable code.