tailwind-config-viewer VS compiled

Compare tailwind-config-viewer vs compiled and see what are their differences.


A local UI tool for visualizing your Tailwind CSS configuration file. (by rogden)


A familiar and performant compile time CSS-in-JS library for React. (by atlassian-labs)
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tailwind-config-viewer compiled
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Posts with mentions or reviews of tailwind-config-viewer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of compiled. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-13.
  • Why is tailwind so hyped?
    7 projects | /r/webdev | 13 Jan 2023
    tags inside SFCs are typically injected as native tags during development to support hot updates. For production they can be extracted and merged into a single CSS file.

    There are also 3rd party CSS libs that do the same thing such as linaria, vanilla-extract, and compiled CSS. Which can be used in the event you're stuck with something that doesn't have baked in support via SFC formats (looking at you React).

    These are my preferred ways of handing it.

    1. Tailwind

    Option 2 is tailwind, which works backwards.

    That is, instead of the above with extraction where you write the styles, and the framework or libs extract them and replace them with class names, it's the other way around.

    You're writing class names first (which are essentially aggregated CSS property-values) which then generate and/or reference styles.

    It has the advantage of being easy to write (assuming you've got editor LSP, linting, etc), but as you've discovered, it's difficult to read / can get really messy really fast.

    As far as all the other claims on the Tailwind site, it's all marketing, at least 80% bullshit.

  • Individual css for every component?
    3 projects | /r/webdev | 14 Dec 2022
  • Hey friendos, need some help choosing a "framework" with some specific requirements in mind
    5 projects | /r/webdev | 8 Dec 2022
    Your choice of CSS lib. Bootstrap can still be a valid choice, tho you may want to check the docs of whatever SSR / SSG framework you end up using as they may have better (or worse support). For example if you wanted to do CSS-in-JS (Next) i'd consider Linaria, vanilla-extract, or compiled.
  • Why We're Breaking Up with CSS-in-JS
    6 projects | /r/javascript | 16 Oct 2022
    Has anyone tried compiled? https://compiledcssinjs.com/
    6 projects | /r/javascript | 16 Oct 2022
    So to be extremely clear, the issue isn't CSS-in-JS per se, it's just that the author only looked at implementations that don't generate create CSS files. He notably mentioned the (apparent) zero-runtime solutions Vanilla Extract and Linaria, only to skip them and complain that Compiled inserts nodes at runtime.
    11 projects | dev.to | 16 Oct 2022
  • How common is using styled components?
    3 projects | /r/reactjs | 2 May 2022
    Link: https://compiledcssinjs.com/
  • SASS vs CSS Modules vs CSS-in-JS vs Compile time CSS-in-JS. Who wins?
    9 projects | dev.to | 11 Jan 2022
    Compiled (Compile time CSS-in-JS solution from Atlassian)
  • CSS in JS zero runtime libraries similar to JSS which allow to reuse styles?
    3 projects | /r/reactjs | 4 Nov 2021
    Stitches Is near zero runtime and vanilla-extract claims it's zero runtime and typed. There's atlassian compiled as well but I never used it.
  • Goodbye CSS Modules, Hello TailwindCSS
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Nov 2021
    Author here, I haven't had time to play around with it, but this library[0] from Atlassian looks like a "best of the both worlds" styling approach: CSS-in-JS authorship without the runtime penalty.

    [0] https://compiledcssinjs.com/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tailwind-config-viewer and compiled you can also consider the following projects:

linaria - Zero-runtime CSS in JS library

tailwindcss-debug-screens - A Tailwind CSS component that shows the currently active screen (responsive breakpoint).

vanilla-extract - Zero-runtime Stylesheets-in-TypeScript

twin.macro - ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Twin blends the magic of Tailwind with the flexibility of css-in-js (emotion, styled-components, stitches and goober) at build time.

identity-obj-proxy - An identity object using ES6 proxies. Useful for mocking webpack imports like CSS Modules.

stitches - CSS-in-JS with near-zero runtime, SSR, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience.

tsdx - Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

changesets - ๐Ÿฆ‹ A way to manage your versioning and changelogs with a focus on monorepos

tailwindcss-custom-forms - A better base for styling form elements with Tailwind CSS.

tailwindcss-classnames - Functional typed classnames for TailwindCSS

rustywind - CLI for organizing Tailwind CSS classes