Vite Typescript + Tailwind Starter

Simple, opinionated, fully typed, and production-ready project template for Vite.


This template is practical and batteries included but not overly complex or bloated. Also explicit configuration over magic; it should be easy to understand how everything works, strip out anything you don't need, and fast to modify things to your needs.

Includes plenty of examples of how to do things but minimal cruft to delete to get you going.


  • Vue 3
  • Fully typed Vuex 4 store
  • Routing using vue-router 4
  • TypeScript 4.3
  • Tailwind CSS 2.2 w/ JIT compiler + following plugins preinstalled
    • @tailwindcss/aspect-ratio
    • @tailwindcss/line-clamp
    • @tailwindcss/typography
    • @tailwindcss/forms
    • firefox-variant
  • PostCSS 8 w/ postcss-nesting plugin
  • Eslint
  • Prettier
  • Alias @ to <project_root>/src
  • Manually configured global components in main.ts
  • Predefined global variables:
    • VITE_APP_VERSION is read from package.json version at build time
    • VITE_APP_BUILD_EPOCH is populated as new Date().getTime() at build time
  • Using newest script setup syntax w/ Ref sugar (see the official Script Setup documentation and Ref Sugar RFC discussion)
  • e2e tests (configured similarly to vue-cli)
  • GitHub workflows
    • Dependabot
    • Automated e2e tests
  • GitLab CI


  • In order to take full advance of the new script setup sugar and full TypeScript support in Vue SFC templates (like in the screenshot above), you should disable Vetur and use Volar instead. (This is totally optional but recommended as it results much better DX!) See official IDE Support documentation.
  • If you need more than one parameter in the typed Vuex actions, use payload object instead of multiple parameters. For example:
      { commit }: AugmentedActionContext,
      payload: {
        id: string
        obj: Partial<MyItem>
    ): Promise<void>

Project setup and usage

Install dependencies:


Run development server:

yarn dev

Open Cypress test runner:

yarn test

Run Cypress tests in headless mode:

yarn test:ci

Build and preview built site locally:

yarn preview


yarn build