My Journey: Launching My New Homepage with Tailwind UI on Vercel


As a developer, I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of design and functionality. Recently, I embarked on a mission to revamp my personal website. Armed with enthusiasm and a touch of trepidation, I decided to use Tailwind CSS for styling and Vercel for hosting. Little did I know that this adventure would be both rewarding and challenging.

Choosing the Tools

1. Tailwind CSS

Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that allows you to build responsive and visually appealing interfaces with ease. Its atomic approach—where you compose styles by combining utility classes—was both liberating and intimidating. I dove into the documentation, learned about utility classes, and started experimenting.

2. Vercel

Vercel, a platform for deploying web applications, promised seamless deployment and performance optimization. Its integration with Next.js (a React framework) made it an ideal choice for my project. I set up my Vercel account, linked my GitHub repository, and prepared for liftoff.

The Learning Curve

1. Tailwind CSS: From Skepticism to Admiration

  • Utility Classes Everywhere: Initially, I was skeptical. How could a framework based on utility classes provide the flexibility I needed? But as I built components, I realized the power of concise, reusable classes. The ability to tweak designs without writing custom CSS was a game-changer.
  • Responsive Design Made Easy: Tailwind’s responsive modifiers allowed me to create layouts that adapted gracefully to different screen sizes. I no longer feared the infamous media queries dance.
  • Customization and Configuration: Tailwind’s config file became my playground. I tweaked colors, fonts, and spacing until my site felt uniquely mine.

2. Vercel: The Deployment Odyssey

  • One-Click Deployments: Vercel’s simplicity impressed me. Linking my GitHub repo triggered automatic deployments whenever I pushed changes. No more manual FTP uploads or complex CI/CD pipelines.
  • Performance Optimization: Vercel’s built-in optimizations—like automatic image compression and edge caching—boosted my site’s speed. I reveled in those green Lighthouse scores.
  • Custom Domains and SSL: Setting up my custom domain was straightforward. Vercel even handled SSL certificates like a pro.

The Launch

After weeks of tinkering, debugging, and late-night commits, I hit the "Deploy" button. My new homepage was live! The feeling was akin to launching a rocket—equal parts exhilaration and relief.


Launching my new homepage with Tailwind UI on Vercel was a rollercoaster ride. The learning curve was steep, but the knowledge gained was invaluable. If you’re considering a similar journey, embrace the challenges, seek help from the community, and celebrate every small victory.

And remember, every hard-won lesson is a step toward mastery. 🚀