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Tailwind CSS DaisyUI Form Tutorial

Tailwind CSS DaisyUI Form Tutorial blog | Published on : 31st August, 2023

In modern web development, creating forms that are both visually appealing and user-friendly is essential. Tailwind CSS combined with the DaisyUI plugin offers an efficient way to style your forms, and when integrated with React, it enables dynamic interactions. This tutorial will guide you through the process of building a stylish form using these technologies.

Introducing DaisyUI:

DaisyUI is a UI framework that takes simplicity, efficiency, and customization to the next level. Built to seamlessly integrate with the popular utility-first CSS framework, Tailwind CSS, DaisyUI is designed to empower developers with a rich toolkit of components and utilities for crafting stunning user interfaces.

Step 1: Integrating DaisyUI with Tailwind CSS:

React Js

For configure Tailwind CSS with React Js read Installing Tailwind CSS in React JS blog.

Next Js

For configure Tailwind CSS with Next Js read Setting Up Tailwind CSS with Next JS blog.

Step 2: Install DaisyUI:

To install DaisyUI, run the following command:

npm install tailwindcss daisyui

Step 3: Configure Tailwind CSS and DaisyUI:

Create a tailwind.config.js file at the root of your project and add the DaisyUI plugin.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  purge: [],
  darkMode: false,
  theme: {},
  variants: {},
  plugins: [
    require('daisyui'),
  ],
}

DaisyUI Core Components and Examples:

DaisyUI Button Components:

DaisyUI provides a range of stylish buttons with various shapes, sizes, and colors. Whether you need a primary call-to-action button or a subtle secondary button, DaisyUI has you covered.

  <div className="flex flex-col min-h-screen justify-center gap-9 bg-white px-9">
      {/* Basic Button */}
      <div className="flex justify-center items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Basic Button</h2>
        <div className="flex gap-2">
          <button className="btn btn-neutral">Neutral</button>
          <button className="btn btn-primary">Primary</button>
          <button className="btn btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
          <button className="btn btn-accent">Accent</button>
        </div>
      </div>

      {/* Sizes Button */}
      <div className="flex items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Sizes Button</h2>
        <div className="flex items-center flex-col sm:flex-row justify-center gap-3">
          <button className="btn btn-lg">Large</button>
          <button className="btn">Normal</button>
          <button className="btn btn-sm">Small</button>
          <button className="btn btn-xs">Tiny</button>
        </div>
      </div>
      {/* Button with loading spinner and text */}
      <div className="flex items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">
          Button with loading spinner and text
        </h2>
        <div className="flex items-center flex-col sm:flex-row justify-center gap-3">
          <button className="btn">
            <span className="loading loading-spinner"></span>
            loading
          </button>
        </div>
      </div>

      {/* Outline Button */}
      <div className="flex justify-center items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Outline Button</h2>
        <div className="flex gap-2">
          <button className="btn btn-outline">Default</button>
          <button className="btn btn-outline btn-primary">Primary</button>
          <button className="btn btn-outline btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
          <button className="btn btn-outline btn-accent">Accent</button>
        </div>
      </div>

      {/* Block Button */}
      <div className="flex items-center w-full flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Block Button</h2>
        <button className="btn btn-block">block</button>
      </div>
    </div>

DaisyUI Button Component

DaisyUI Input Component:

DaisyUI provides styled inputs that are visually appealing.

 <div className="flex flex-col min-h-screen justify-center gap-9 bg-white px-9">
      <div className="flex justify-center items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Basic Input</h2>
        <div className="flex gap-3">
          <input
            type="text"
            placeholder="Type here"
            className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full max-w-xs"
          />
          <input
            type="text"
            placeholder="Type here"
            className="input input-bordered input-warning w-full max-w-xs"
          />
        </div>
      </div>

      <div className="flex items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">File Input</h2>
        <input
          type="file"
          className="file-input file-input-bordered file-input-primary w-full max-w-xs"
        />
      </div>
      {/* Button with loading spinner and text */}
      <div className="flex items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Select</h2>
        <select className="select select-primary w-full max-w-xs">
          <option disabled selected>
            What is the best TV show?
          </option>
          <option>Game of Thrones</option>
          <option>Lost</option>
          <option>Breaking Bad</option>
          <option>Walking Dead</option>
        </select>
      </div>
      {/* Outline Button */}
      <div className="flex justify-center items-center flex-col gap-3">
        <h2 className="text-2xl font-bold">Checkbox</h2>
        <div className="flex gap-2">
          <div className="form-control">
            <label className="label cursor-pointer">
              <input
                type="checkbox"
                className="checkbox checkbox-primary mr-1"
              />
              <span className="label-text">React Js</span>
            </label>
          </div>
          <div className="form-control">
            <label className="cursor-pointer label">
              <input
                type="checkbox"
                className="checkbox checkbox-secondary mr-1"
              />
              <span className="label-text">Next Js</span>
            </label>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>

DaisyUI Input Component

Creating a Form with DaisyUI:

Now, let's put our knowledge into action by creating a simple registration form using DaisyUI's button and input components

import React from "react";
const CreateAccount = () => {
  return (
    <div className="flex justify-center items-center w-full  min-h-screen bg-white px-5 py-5">
      <div className="xl:max-w-7xl bg-white drop-shadow-xl border border-black/20 w-full rounded-md flex justify-between items-stretch px-5 xl:px-5 py-5">
        <div className="sm:w-[60%] lg:w-[50%] bg-cover bg-center items-center justify-center hidden md:flex ">
       // Add usericon image
          <img
            src="usericon.png"
            alt="login"
            className="h-[500px]"
          />
        </div>
        <div className="mx-auto w-full lg:w-1/2 md:p-10 py-5 md:py-0">
          <h1 className="text-center text-2xl sm:text-3xl font-semibold text-[#4A07DA]">
            Create Account
          </h1>
          <div className="w-full mt-5 sm:mt-8">
            <div className="mx-auto w-full sm:max-w-md md:max-w-lg flex flex-col gap-5">
              <div className="flex flex-col sm:flex-row gap-3">
                <input
                  type="text"
                  placeholder="Enter Your First Name"
                  className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full max-w-xs text-black placeholder:text-black/70"
                />
                <input
                  type="text"
                  placeholder="Enter Your Last Name"
                  className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full max-w-xs text-black placeholder:text-black/70"
                />
              </div>
              <input
                type="text"
                placeholder="Enter Your Email"
                className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full text-black placeholder:text-black/70"
              />
              <input
                type="text"
                placeholder="Enter Your Phone No"
                className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full text-black placeholder:text-black/70"
              />
              <input
                type="Password"
                placeholder="Enter Your Password"
                className="input input-bordered input-primary w-full text-black placeholder:text-black/70"
              />
              <div className="flex items-center gap-1.5  justify-start pl-2">
                <div className="form-control">
                  <label className="label cursor-pointer">
                    <input
                      type="checkbox"
                      className="checkbox-xs checkbox-primary"
                    />
                  </label>
                </div>
                <h3 className="flex items-center whitespace-nowrap text-xs text-black">
                  I agree to the
                  <span className="text-[#4A07DA]">&nbsp;Terms</span>
                  &nbsp;and
                  <span className="text-[#4A07DA]">&nbsp;Privacy Policy</span>.
                </h3>
              </div>
              <div className="flex flex-col md:flex-row gap-2 md:gap-4 justify-center items-center">
                <button className="btn btn-active btn-primary btn-block max-w-[200px]">
                  Sign Up
                </button>
                <button className="btn btn-outline btn-primary btn-block max-w-[200px]">
                  Sign In
                </button>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  );
};

export default CreateAccount

DaisyUI Registration Form

Read More:
  1. Text Decoration in Tailwind CSS
  2. Z-index Property in Tailwind CSS
  3. A Deep Dive into Tailwind CSS Border Colors: Tips and Examples
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