nuxt 3 tailwind css dropdown menu tutorial

Nuxt 3 Tailwind CSS Dropdown Menu Tutorial

NuxtJS
30/11/23
Webvees

 In this tutorial, learn to create a dropdown menu in Nuxt 3 using Tailwind CSS. Discover functionalities such as dropdowns with icons and menu activation on click and hover. Ensure Tailwind CSS is installed and configured in your Nuxt 3 project before starting.

Install Tailwind CSS in Nuxt 3 with NuxtTailwind Module

NuxtJS 3 with Tailwind CSS Dropdown Menu on Click

<script setup>
import { ref } from 'vue'

const isDropdownOpen = ref(false)

const toggleDropdown = () => {
  isDropdownOpen.value = !isDropdownOpen.value
}
</script>
<template>
  <div class="relative inline-block text-left">
    <button @click="toggleDropdown"
      class="inline-flex justify-center w-full px-4 py-2 text-sm font-medium text-gray-700 bg-white border border-gray-300 rounded-md shadow-sm hover:bg-gray-50 focus:outline-none">
      Dropdown
    </button>
    <div v-if="isDropdownOpen"
      class="absolute z-10 w-56 mt-2 origin-top-right bg-white rounded-md shadow-lg left-0 ring-1 ring-black ring-opacity-5 focus:outline-none">
      <div class="py-1">
        <!-- Dropdown links or content here -->
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Link 1</a>
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Link 2</a>
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Link 3</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>
tailwind nuxtjs dropdown menu

tailwind nuxtjs dropdown menu

Create a dropdown menu in Nuxt 3 using TypeScript.

<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref, defineProps } from 'vue';

const props = defineProps(['/* List of your props here */']);

const isDropdownOpen = ref(false);

const toggleDropdown = (): void => {
  isDropdownOpen.value = !isDropdownOpen.value;
};
</script>


NuxtJS 3 with Tailwind CSS Dropdown Menu with SVG Icon

<script setup>
import { ref } from 'vue';

const isDropdownOpen = ref(false);

const toggleDropdown = () => {
  isDropdownOpen.value = !isDropdownOpen.value;
};
</script>
<template>
  <div class="relative">
    <div class="inline-block text-left">
      <button @click="toggleDropdown"
        class="inline-flex items-center px-4 py-2 text-sm font-medium text-gray-700 bg-white border border-gray-300 rounded-md shadow-sm hover:bg-gray-50 focus:outline-none">
        Dropdown button with Icon
        <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" fill="none" viewBox="0 0 24 24" stroke-width="1.5" stroke="currentColor"
          class="w-5 h-5 ml-2">
          <path stroke-linecap="round" stroke-linejoin="round" d="M19.5 8.25l-7.5 7.5-7.5-7.5" />
        </svg>
      </button>
      <div v-if="isDropdownOpen"
        class="absolute z-10 w-56 mt-2 bg-white rounded-md shadow-lg ring-1 ring-black ring-opacity-5 focus:outline-none">
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Dashboard</a>
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Settings</a>
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Earnings</a>
        <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Sign out</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>
nuxtjs dropdown menu with icon

nuxtjs dropdown menu with icon

NuxtJS 3 with Tailwind CSS Dropdown Menu on Hover

<script setup>
import { ref } from 'vue';

const isDropdownOpen = ref(false);

const onMouseLeave = (event) => {
  // Check if the mouse is leaving both the trigger and the dropdown
  if (!event.relatedTarget || !event.currentTarget.contains(event.relatedTarget)) {
    isDropdownOpen.value = false;
  }
};
</script>
<template>
  <div class="relative inline-block text-left" @mouseleave="onMouseLeave">
    <!-- Trigger -->
    <div @mouseenter="isDropdownOpen = true">
      <button
        class="inline-flex items-center px-4 py-2 text-sm font-medium text-gray-700 bg-white border border-gray-300 rounded-md shadow-sm hover:bg-gray-50 focus:outline-none">
        Dropdown Hover
        <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" fill="none" viewBox="0 0 24 24" stroke-width="1.5" stroke="currentColor"
          class="w-5 h-5 mr-2">
          <path stroke-linecap="round" stroke-linejoin="round" d="M19.5 8.25l-7.5 7.5-7.5-7.5" />
        </svg>
      </button>
    </div>
    <!-- Dropdown -->
    <div v-show="isDropdownOpen"
      class="absolute z-10 w-56 mt-2 bg-white rounded-md shadow-lg ring-1 ring-black ring-opacity-5"
      @mouseleave="onMouseLeave">
      <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Dashboard</a>
      <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Settings</a>
      <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Earnings</a>
      <a href="#" class="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-100">Sign out</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>
nuxtjs dropdown on hover

nuxtjs dropdown on hover