Getting started with tailwindcss

Because I am primarily a backend developer, I have not paid much attention to innovations in frontend technology. Once I had learned the basics of the Bootstrap css framework, I didn’t really feel the need for learning about the details of css layout. But with my recent journey into frontend development, I also took a look at tailwindcss. As it turns out, this is exactly what I have been needing all my backend-developer-life. Its workflow is pretty much what I have been doing with Bootstrap most of the time: just adding a whole bunch of utility-classes directly to html elements, instead of neatly defining my own classes in css.

Coming from Bootstrap, I had to learn a couple of things when starting with tailwindcss:

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