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Here Are 6 Ways To Build A Skip Link With Tailwind CSS

Skip Link

What is Tailwind CSS?

Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that focuses on creating personalized user interfaces quickly. It can gives you all the building blocks you are able to create personalized designs without having to fight to override irritating opinionated styles. Also, Tailwind CSS is a highly configurable, low-level CSS framework.

A simple skip link

  • It can make the building process of Skip Link ui component faster and more easily.
  • Enables building complex responsive layouts and components freely.
  • Minimum lines of CSS code in Skip Link component file.

Free download of the Skip Link's source code

<a href='#main-content' class="absolute px-3 py-2 transition-all -translate-y-full focus:translate-y-0 bg-indigo-800 text-gray-100 text-base font-medium rounded-b-lg mx-4 focus:outline-none focus:ring-4 focus:ring-indigo-500  hover:no-underline hover:bg-indigo-900 hover:text-white z-10">    skip to main content</a>
<div class='flex items-center justify-center min-h-screen from-teal-100 via-teal-300 to-teal-500 bg-gradient-to-br'>
    <!-- This is placeholder content and has nothing to do with the component -->
    <div class='w-full max-w-lg px-10 py-8 mx-auto bg-white rounded-lg shadow-xl' id='main-content'>
        <div class="border border-dashed border-2 h-24 flex justify-center items-center text-gray-400 text-lg rounded-lg font-bold focus:ring-2 focus:ring-indigo-500">tab through the page</div>

Install tailwind css of verion 3.0.18

Use the script html tag to import the script of Tailwind CSS of the version 3.0.18

<script src=""></script>
  • absolute
  • px-3
  • py-2
  • bg-indigo-800
  • text-gray-100
  • text-base
  • mx-4
  • hover:bg-indigo-900
  • hover:text-white
  • z-10
  • border-dashed
  • border-2
  • h-24
  • flex
  • text-gray-400
  • text-lg
  1. Use absolute to position an element outside of the normal flow of the document, causing neighboring elements to act as if the element doesn’t exist.

  2. Control the horizontal padding of an element to 0.75rem using the px-3 utilities.

  3. Control the vertical padding of an element to 0.5rem using the py-2 utilities.

  4. Control the background color of an element to indigo-800 using the bg-indigo-800 utilities.

  5. Control the text color of an element to gray-100 using the text-gray-100 utilities.

  6. Control the text color of an element to base using the text-base utilities.

  7. Control the horizontal margin of an element to 1rem using the mx-4 utilities.

  8. Control the background color of an element to indigo-900 using the hover:bg-indigo-900 utilities on hover.

  9. Control the text color of an element to white on hover using the hover:text-white utilities.

  10. Control the stack order (or three-dimensional positioning) of an element to 10 in Tailwind, regardless of order it has been displayed, using the z-10 utilities.

  11. Control the border color of an element to dashed using the border-dashed utilities.

  12. Control the border color of an element to 0.5rem using the border-2 utilities.

  13. Use h-24 to set an element to a fixed height(6rem).

  14. Use flex to create a block-level flex container.

  15. Control the text color of an element to gray-400 using the text-gray-400 utilities.

  16. Control the text color of an element to lg using the text-lg utilities.


The above is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Tailwind CSS to create a Skip Link components, learn and follow along to implement your own components.