Why Use TailwindCSS?
TailwindCSS has gained popularity for its utility-first approach, which means it provides low-level utility classes that let you build completely custom designs without ever leaving your HTML. This is particularly useful for developers who want to create responsive, maintainable, and scalable code without writing custom CSS.
The Core Components of Our Feedback Modal
The feedback modal we’re creating will feature the following elements:
- Title: A bold, centered title that asks the user a question, such as “How likely are you to recommend our service?”
- Rating Buttons: A series of buttons, ranging from 0 to 10, allowing the user to rate their experience.
- Descriptive Text: Text at the bottom of the modal indicating the range of the rating, from “Not likely at all” to “Extremely likely.”
- Action Buttons: Two buttons at the bottom, labeled “Skip” and “Submit,” to either skip the feedback process or submit the rating.
Building the Modal: Step-by-Step
Adding the Title
The title is the first thing the user sees and sets the tone for the feedback process. In HTML, this is often done using an H1 tag. With TailwindCSS, you can style this title directly in your HTML using utility classes. For example, to make the text bold and extra-large, you can use the classes
Creating Rating Buttons
The next step is to create the rating buttons. These are usually encapsulated within an unordered list (
<ul>), with each button being a list item (
<li>). TailwindCSS offers a plethora of styling options for these buttons, such as rounded corners (
rounded), fixed width and height (
w-8 h-8), and hover effects (
Adding Descriptive Text
To guide the user, it’s good practice to include descriptive text that explains the rating scale. This text can be added below the rating buttons and styled to be less prominent than the title, perhaps using a lighter shade of gray.
Implementing Action Buttons
Finally, the “Skip” and “Submit” buttons are added at the bottom. These buttons are crucial for the user experience and should be styled to stand out, yet remain consistent with the overall design. TailwindCSS allows you to add hover states, background colors, and even drop shadows to make these buttons more interactive.
When building any web component, it’s essential to keep accessibility in mind. Make sure to use semantic HTML tags like
<button> for clickable elements, as this makes your modal more accessible to screen readers and other assistive technologies. TailwindCSS also offers various utilities to ensure your text has sufficient contrast and is easily readable.
Creating an interactive feedback modal doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With TailwindCSS, you can easily build and style a user-friendly, accessible modal that not only looks good but also provides valuable insights into user satisfaction. So go ahead, challenge yourself to create your own custom feedback modal and make it a seamless part of your user experience.