Create a Next.js App with Tailwind CSS

Shen Lu
Shen Lu
Posted on Jan 12, 2023
1 min read (162 words)


  • Node.js >= 14.6.0
  • PNPM
  • Ubuntu 22.04

1. Create A New Project

Create a new Next.js project with TypeScript and ESlint:

npx create-next-app@latest my-project --typescript --eslint
cd my-project
pnpm dev

2. Setup Tailwind CSS

Install tailwindcss and its peer dependencies via pnpm, and then run the init command to generate both tailwind.config.js and postcss.config.js.

pnpm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer
npx tailwindcss init -p

Add the paths to all of your template files in your tailwind.config.js file.

/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
module.exports = {
  content: [
    // Or if using `src` directory:
  theme: {
    extend: {},
  plugins: [],

Add the @tailwind directives for each Tailwind’s layers to your globals.css file.

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

3. Start development process

Run pnpm dev to start the development server,

pnpm dev

Visit http://localhost:3000 to view your application.