While working on my new Phoenix 1.6 application I was annoyed that we still need to install NodeJS if we’d want to use TailwindCSS.
Then I stumbled across this blog post that introduces a standalone CLI for TailwindCSS (it mentions Phoenix by name!) to use TailwindCSS without having to use NodeJS.
So I built a small package that pretty much does exactly what esbuild does (which ships with Phoenix), but does it for the TailwindCSS CLI.
The idea is to make straightforward using Tailwind in your Phoenix (1.6+) application without needing to install NodeJS.
I threw it together rather quickly and it’s my first published package, so feedback is most definitely welcome, and I hope it proves useful to someone besides me.