Tailwind CSS is a highly customizable utility-first CSS framework that helps you rapidly build modern and responsive user interfaces. It provides a set of pre-designed utility classes that you can apply directly in your HTML markup to style your components. With Tailwind CSS, you can easily create complex layouts, apply responsive design, and customize every aspect of your styles using configuration files.
CSS-in-JS vs CSS Framework
Customization and Configuration
Tailwind CSS is highly customizable and allows you to configure various aspects of the framework, such as colors, spacing, breakpoints, etc., through its configuration file. It provides a wide range of utility classes out of the box, making it easy to style components. @stitches/core also offers customization options but focuses more on providing a powerful API for styling components programmatically.
Tailwind CSS has a large and active community, extensive documentation, and a rich ecosystem of plugins and tools. It provides a smooth developer experience with its utility classes and intuitive class naming conventions. @stitches/core, being a newer library, may have a smaller community and ecosystem, but it offers a modern and ergonomic API for styling components.
In terms of performance, @stitches/core is designed to generate minimal and optimized CSS output. It uses runtime CSS generation, which can be beneficial for reducing the overall CSS file size. Tailwind CSS, on the other hand, generates a larger CSS file due to its extensive utility classes. However, Tailwind CSS provides features like PurgeCSS to remove unused styles in production, which can help mitigate the impact on performance.