Tailwind CSS is a highly customizable, responsive and utility-first CSS framework.
In contrast to other CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Bulma it doesn’t come with predefined components like modals, accordions or carousel. Instead, it operates on a very basic level and provides you with a set of CSS helper classes called utilities. For example you can define the font height of a headline very easily with the class
font-xl. The result is a headline with the font size of
Tailwind CSS is not “biased” and let’s you create your own unique design - there will never be a typical “Tailwind CSS look”. It is so low-level, it never forces you to design the same thing over and over. It is very easy to build a similar structured component with a completely different look in your next project.
If you’re sick of tweaking the CSS framework you are using. If you don’t want to override unwanted styles anymore and if you are a big fan of very small CSS files, then Tailwind CSS was made for you.
Alpine JS was originally built for Livewire, a full-stack framework for Laravel.
Livewire uses Alpine JS to get the dynamic parts done. Alpine JS was first released as version 0.1.0 by Caleb Porzio on 29 Nov 2019 and the version 1.0 was released on 19 Dec 2019 - quite fresh for my understanding 😁.
I fell in love with Alpine JS at the moment I realized that I can have an even better developer experience as with good old jQuery. I started using Vue JS for web development around 2017 and I’m still loving it. So why I’m telling (writing) you this - well I was more than happy as I found Alpine JS. The syntax is entirely borrowed from Vue JS and it is perfect for small and midsize websites, landing pages or portfolios. I even already used both frameworks in the same project - great experience.
Alpine JS makes front-end development easier and more comfortable. It is the perfect piece of a puzzle to glue things together - with a low cost of data.