Snowpack for fast builds

react and tailwind too

Published January 2, 2022 #snowpack, #react, #tailwind


  npm install --save-dev snowpack

Then add to package.json

"scripts": {
    "start": "snowpack dev",
    "build": "snowpack build"


Now lets add react:

  npm install react react-dom --save

And create our files:


  import React from "react";
  import ReactDOM from "react-dom";
  import App from "./App";

  ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById("root"));


  import React, {useState, useEffect} from 'react';

  function App() {
    // Create the count state.
    const [count, setCount] = useState(0);
    // Update the count (+1 every second).
    useEffect(() => {
      const timer = setTimeout(() => setCount(count + 1), 1000);
      return () => clearTimeout(timer);
    }, [count, setCount]);
    // Return the App component.
    return (
      <div className="max-w-screen-lg mx-auto pt-4">
            Page has been open for <code>{count}</code> seconds.

  export default App;


npm install --save-dev tailwindcss @snowpack/plugin-postcss postcss
  // postcss.config.js
  module.exports = {
    plugins: {
      tailwindcss: {},
      // other plugins can go here, such as autoprefixer
  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    mode: 'jit',
    purge: ['./public/**/*.html', './src/**/*.{js,jsx,ts,tsx,vue}'],
    // specify other options here
  // snowpack.config.mjs
  export default {
      mount: {
          src: '/dist',
          public: '/',
      devOptions: {
          tailwindConfig: './tailwind.config.js',
      plugins: [

Then create the css:

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

html to tie it together:


  <!DOCTYPE html>
  <html lang="en">
      <meta charset="utf-8" />
      <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
      <meta name="description" content="Starter Snowpack App" />
      <title>React + Tailwind + Typescript</title>
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/global.css" />
      <div id="root"></div>
      <script type="module" src="/dist/index.js"></script>


npx run build
  tree build
├── _snowpack
│   └── pkg
│       ├── common
│       │   └── index-ae389540.js
│       ├── import-map.json
│       ├── react-dom.js
│       └── react.js
├── dist
│   ├── App.js
│   └── index.js
├── global.css
└── index.html

4 directories, 8 files
  du -sh build
168K	build




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