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What You Need To Make A Tailwind CSS Table With Tailwind CSS

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Tailwind CSS Table

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 Tailwind CSS Table ui component

Use this table component to show tabular data inside rows and columns flowbite.com/docs/components/tables/

Why use Tailwind CSS to create a Tailwind CSS Table ui component?

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

The preview of Tailwind CSS Table ui component

Free download of the Tailwind CSS Table's source code

The source code of Tailwind CSS Table ui component

<!-- This is an example component -->
<div class="max-w-2xl mx-auto">

	<div class="flex flex-col">
    <div class="overflow-x-auto shadow-md sm:rounded-lg">
        <div class="inline-block min-w-full align-middle">
            <div class="overflow-hidden ">
                <table class="min-w-full divide-y divide-gray-200 table-fixed dark:divide-gray-700">
                    <thead class="bg-gray-100 dark:bg-gray-700">
                        <tr>
                            <th scope="col" class="p-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-all" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-all" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </th>
                            <th scope="col" class="py-3 px-6 text-xs font-medium tracking-wider text-left text-gray-700 uppercase dark:text-gray-400">
                                Product Name
                            </th>
                            <th scope="col" class="py-3 px-6 text-xs font-medium tracking-wider text-left text-gray-700 uppercase dark:text-gray-400">
                                Category
                            </th>
                            <th scope="col" class="py-3 px-6 text-xs font-medium tracking-wider text-left text-gray-700 uppercase dark:text-gray-400">
                                Price
                            </th>
                            <th scope="col" class="p-4">
                                <span class="sr-only">Edit</span>
                            </th>
                        </tr>
                    </thead>
                    <tbody class="bg-white divide-y divide-gray-200 dark:bg-gray-800 dark:divide-gray-700">
                        <tr class="hover:bg-gray-100 dark:hover:bg-gray-700">
                            <td class="p-4 w-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-table-1" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-table-1" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Apple Imac 27"</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Desktop PC</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">$1999</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-right whitespace-nowrap">
                                <a href="#" class="text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline">Edit</a>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                        <tr class="hover:bg-gray-100 dark:hover:bg-gray-700">
                            <td class="p-4 w-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-table-2" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-table-2" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Apple MacBook Pro 17"</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Laptop</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">$2999</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-right whitespace-nowrap">
                                <a href="#" class="text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline">Edit</a>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                        <tr class="hover:bg-gray-100 dark:hover:bg-gray-700">
                            <td class="p-4 w-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-table-3" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-table-3" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">iPhone 13 Pro</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Phone</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">$999</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-right whitespace-nowrap">
                                <a href="#" class="text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline">Edit</a>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                        <tr class="hover:bg-gray-100 dark:hover:bg-gray-700">
                            <td class="p-4 w-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-table-4" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-table-4" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Apple Magic Mouse 2</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Accessories</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">$99</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-right whitespace-nowrap">
                                <a href="#" class="text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline">Edit</a>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                        <tr class="hover:bg-gray-100 dark:hover:bg-gray-700">
                            <td class="p-4 w-4">
                                <div class="flex items-center">
                                    <input id="checkbox-table-5" type="checkbox" class="w-4 h-4 text-blue-600 bg-gray-100 rounded border-gray-300 focus:ring-blue-500 dark:focus:ring-blue-600 dark:ring-offset-gray-800 focus:ring-2 dark:bg-gray-700 dark:border-gray-600">
                                    <label for="checkbox-table-5" class="sr-only">checkbox</label>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Apple Watch Series 7</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">Accessories</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-gray-900 whitespace-nowrap dark:text-white">$599</td>
                            <td class="py-4 px-6 text-sm font-medium text-right whitespace-nowrap">
                                <a href="#" class="text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline">Edit</a>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                    </tbody>
                </table>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

	<p class="mt-5">This table component is part of a larger, open-source library of Tailwind CSS components. Learn
		more
		by going to the official <a class="text-blue-600 hover:underline"
			href="https://flowbite.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/" target="_blank">Flowbite Documentation</a>.
	</p>
</div>

How to create a Tailwind CSS Table with Tailwind CSS?

Install tailwind css of verion 2.2.19

Use the script html tag to import the script of Tailwind CSS of the version 2.2.19

<script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>

All the unility class needed to create a Tailwind CSS Table component

  • max-w-2xl
  • mx-auto
  • flex
  • flex-col
  • overflow-x-auto
  • inline-block
  • min-w-full
  • overflow-hidden
  • table-fixed
  • bg-gray-100
  • dark:bg-gray-700
  • p-4
  • w-4
  • h-4
  • text-blue-600
  • border-gray-300
  • dark:border-gray-600
  • py-3
  • px-6
  • text-xs
  • text-left
  • text-gray-700
  • dark:text-gray-400
  • bg-white
  • dark:bg-gray-800
  • hover:bg-gray-100
  • py-4
  • text-sm
  • text-gray-900
  • dark:text-white
  • text-gray-500
  • text-right
  • dark:text-blue-500
  • mt-5

34 steps to create a Tailwind CSS Table component with Tailwind CSS

  1. Set the maximum width/height of an element using the max-w-2xl utilities.

  2. Control the horizontal margin of an element to auto using the mx-auto utilities.

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

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

  5. Use overflow-x-auto to allow horizontal scrolling if needed.

  6. Use inline-block utilities to wrap the element to prevent the text inside from extending beyond its parent.

  7. Set the minimum width/height of an element using the min-w-full utilities.

  8. Use overflow-hidden to clip any content within an element that overflows the bounds of that element.

  9. Use the table utilities to create elements that behave like their respective table elements.

  10. Control the background color of an element to gray-100 using the bg-gray-100 utilities.

  11. Control the background color of an element to gray-700 using the dark:bg-gray-700 utilities in dark theme.

  12. Control the padding on all sides of an element to 1rem using the p-4 utilities.

  13. Use w-4 to set an element to a fixed width(1rem).

  14. Use h-4 to set an element to a fixed height(1rem).

  15. Control the text color of an element to blue-600 using the text-blue-600 utilities.

  16. Control the border color of an element to gray-300 using the border-gray-300 utilities.

  17. Control the border color of an element to gray-600 using the dark:border-gray-600 utilities in dark theme.

  18. Control the vertical padding of an element to 0.75rem using the py-3 utilities.

  19. Control the horizontal padding of an element to 1.5rem using the px-6 utilities.

  20. Control the text color of an element to xs using the text-xs utilities.

  21. Control the text color of an element to left using the text-left utilities.

  22. Control the text color of an element to gray-700 using the text-gray-700 utilities.

  23. Control the text color of an element to gray-400 in dark theme using the dark:text-gray-400 utilities.

  24. Control the background color of an element to white using the bg-white utilities.

  25. Control the background color of an element to gray-800 using the dark:bg-gray-800 utilities in dark theme.

  26. Control the background color of an element to gray-100 using the hover:bg-gray-100 utilities on hover.

  27. Control the vertical padding of an element to 1rem using the py-4 utilities.

  28. Control the text color of an element to sm using the text-sm utilities.

  29. Control the text color of an element to gray-900 using the text-gray-900 utilities.

  30. Control the text color of an element to white in dark theme using the dark:text-white utilities.

  31. Control the text color of an element to gray-500 using the text-gray-500 utilities.

  32. Control the text color of an element to right using the text-right utilities.

  33. Control the text color of an element to blue-500 in dark theme using the dark:text-blue-500 utilities.

  34. Control the margin on top side of an element to 1.25rem using the mt-5 utilities.

Conclusion

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