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How To Make A Spinner With Tailwind CSS In 5 Easy Steps


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.

The description of Spinner ui component

A spinner for tailwind ccss

Why use Tailwind CSS to build a Spinner ui component?

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

The preview of Spinner ui component

Free download of the Spinner's source code

The source code of Spinner ui component

.loader {
  border-top-color: #3498db;
  -webkit-animation: spinner 1.5s linear infinite;
  animation: spinner 1.5s linear infinite;

@-webkit-keyframes spinner {
  0% { -webkit-transform: rotate(0deg); }
  100% { -webkit-transform: rotate(360deg); }

@keyframes spinner {
  0% { transform: rotate(0deg); }
  100% { transform: rotate(360deg); }

<div class="loader ease-linear rounded-full border-8 border-t-8 border-gray-200 h-64 w-64"></div>

How to build a Spinner with Tailwind CSS?

Install tailwind css of verion 1.2.0

Use the link html tag to import the stylesheet of Tailwind CSS of the version 1.2.0

<link href=[email protected]/dist/tailwind.min.css rel="stylesheet">

All the unility class needed to build a Spinner component

  • border-8
  • border-t-8
  • border-gray-200
  • h-64
  • w-64

5 steps to build a Spinner component with Tailwind CSS

  1. Control the border color of an element to 2rem using the border-8 utilities.

  2. Control the border color of an element to t-8 using the border-t-8 utilities.

  3. Control the border color of an element to gray-200 using the border-gray-200 utilities.

  4. Use h-64 to set an element to a fixed height(16rem).

  5. Use w-64 to set an element to a fixed width(16rem).


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