Effortlessly Integrating React with Tailwind: A Carousel Creation Guide

Ayyaz Zafar
3 min readOct 8, 2023
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With the rising trend in modern web development, React and Tailwind have taken center stage in building interactive and visually appealing web components. One such component — a Carousel — can be an asset for any web application. In this article, we’ll unravel a straightforward method to combine the robustness of React with the simplicity of Tailwind to craft a Carousel.

Setting up React and Tailwind:

1. Start Fresh: To set up the foundation, initiate a new React project with:

npx create-react-app my-carousel

2. Navigate to Your Project:

cd my-carousel

3. Time for Tailwind: Integrate the Tailwind CSS framework:

npm install tailwindcss

4. Initialise the Power of Tailwind:

npx tailwindcss init

5. Let’s Integrate: Link Tailwind to the project in the src/index.css file:

@import 'tailwindcss/base';
@import 'tailwindcss/components';
@import 'tailwindcss/utilities';

Building the Carousel:

1. Clean Slate: Clear out any default content in src/App.js.

2. Structuring the Component: Set up the foundational structure by creating a new folder src/components. Within this, define the core of our Carousel in Carousel.component.js.

3. Implementing the Carousel:

A Glimpse of Our Carousel Component:

// Carousel.component.js
import React from 'react';
export default function Carousel({ slides }) {
return (
{slides.map((slide, index) => (
<img src={slide} alt={`Slide ${index}`} key={index} />

Integrating Carousel into the App:

// App.js
import React from 'react';
import Carousel from './components/Carousel.component';
// App.js
import React from 'react';
import Carousel from './components/Carousel.component';

function App() {
const slides = [