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Tailwind CSS Framework for Django projects

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# The integration of Tailwind CSS framework with Django a.k.a. Django + Tailwind = ❤

## Quick start

1. Install the python package django-tailwind from pip

`pip install django-tailwind`

Alternatively, you can download or clone this repo and run `pip install -e .`.

2. Add `tailwind` to INSTALLED_APPS in ****

3. Create a tailwind-compatible Django-app, I like to call it `theme`:

`python tailwind init theme`

4. Add your newly created `theme` app to INSTALLED_APPS in ****

5. In, register tailwind app by adding the following string:


6. Run a command to install all necessary dependencies for tailwind css:

`python tailwind install`

7. Now, go and start tailwind in dev mode:

`python tailwind start`

8a. Django Tailwind comes with a simple `base.html` template that can be found under
`yourtailwindappname/templates/base.html`. You can always extend it or delete it if you
have own layout.

8b. If you're not using `base.html` template provided with Django Tailwind, add `styles.min.css` to your own `base.html` template file:

href="{% static 'css/styles.min.css' %}"

9. You should now be able to use Tailwind CSS classes in your html.

10. To build a production version of CSS run:

`python tailwind build`.

## NPM executable path configuration

Sometimes (especially on Windows), Python executable can't find `NPM` installed in the system.
In this case, you need to set `NPM` executable path in file manually:

NPM_BIN_PATH = '/usr/local/bin/npm'

Please note that `NPM` path of your system may be different. Try to run `which npm` in your
command line to get the path.

## Bugs and suggestions

If you have found a bug, please use the issue tracker on GitHub.


2019 (c) [Tim Kamanin - A Full Stack Django Developer](

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