Pros and Cons of Utility First CSS, Tailwind

In 2020, many of the people I follow, expressed excitement about Tailwind, a utility-first CSS framework. Of course, I took a peek. It was madness CSS classes all over the HTML. Clearly not for me. I closed the window and moved on.

In 2021, people kept their excitement, and this time I decided to give it a try, but not all the way, I started with Bootstrap. The things I discover over the course of days were, both, overwhelming and surprising. I saw CSS differently for the first time.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the aforementioned approach and let’s see what real project usage looked like!

Juan Herrera is a Google Developer Expert in Angular and Web Technologies. He enjoys public speaking, MCing, and writing. At Parkside he constantly advocates for a culture of engineering excellence and frontend proficiency.