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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
Book Image

Real-World Next.js

By: Michele Riva

Overview of this book

Next.js is a scalable and high-performance React.js framework for modern web development and provides a large set of features, such as hybrid rendering, route prefetching, automatic image optimization, and internationalization, out of the box. If you are looking to create a blog, an e-commerce website, or a simple website, this book will show you how you can use the multipurpose Next.js framework to create an impressive user experience. Starting with the basics of Next.js, the book demonstrates how the framework can help you reach your development goals. You'll realize how versatile Next.js is as you build real-world applications with step-by-step explanations. This Next.js book will guide you in choosing the right rendering methodology for your website, securing it, and deploying it to different providers, all while focusing on performance and developer happiness. By the end of the book, you'll be able to design, build, and deploy modern architectures using Next.js with any headless CMS or data source.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Next.js
Part 2: Hands-On Next.js
Part 3: Next.js by Example

Integrating TailwindCSS in Next.js

TailwindCSS is a utility-first CSS framework that allows you to build any user interface using pre-made CSS classes that map CSS rules in a straightforward way.

Unlike Chakra UI, Material UI, and many other UI frameworks, it just provides CSS rules; the framework gives no JavaScript scripts or React components, so we'll need to write them by ourselves.

Its main strengths are the following:

  • Framework agnostic: You can use TailwindCSS in React, Vue, Angular, and even in plain HTML and JavaScript. It's just a set of CSS rules.
  • Themeable: Just like Chakra UI, you can customize all the TailwindCSS variables to make them match your design tokens.
  • Dark and light theme support: You can easily enable or disable the dark theme by modifying a specific CSS class from the <html> element.
  • Highly optimized: TailwindCSS is formed of many CSS classes, but it's able to prune the unused ones at build time, reducing the...