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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 Headless UI

As we saw in the previous section, TailwindCSS only provides CSS classes to be used inside any web component.

If we want to implement something dynamic, such as a modal, a switch button, and so on, we need to write some JavaScript logic on our own.

Headless UI solves this problem by providing the opposite of TailwindCSS: dynamic components without any CSS class or style. That way, we're free to use TailwindCSS or any other CSS framework to style pre-built components in a straightforward way.

Headless UI is a free and open source project created by the Tailwind Labs team (the same organization behind TailwindCSS), and if you're interested, you can browse the source code at the following URL:

Integrating Headless UI and TailwindCSS is not very different from integrating TailwindCSS alone. We can set up a new project and install all the TailwindCSS dependencies just like we did in the previous section...