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Grid and Dot Backgrounds

A simple grid and dots background to make your sections stand out.

Backgrounds

Installation

Install dependencies

npm i framer-motion clsx tailwind-merge mini-svg-data-uri

Add util file

utils/cn.ts
import { ClassValue, clsx } from "clsx";
import { twMerge } from "tailwind-merge";
 
export function cn(...inputs: ClassValue[]) {
  return twMerge(clsx(inputs));
}

Add Tailwind CSS plugin for backgrounds

tailwind.config.ts
const defaultTheme = require("tailwindcss/defaultTheme");
 
const svgToDataUri = require("mini-svg-data-uri");
 
const colors = require("tailwindcss/colors");
const {
  default: flattenColorPalette,
} = require("tailwindcss/lib/util/flattenColorPalette");
 
/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
module.exports = {
  content: ["./src/**/*.{ts,tsx}"],
  darkMode: "class",
  theme: {
    // rest of the code
  },
  plugins: [
    addVariablesForColors,
    function ({ matchUtilities, theme }: any) {
      matchUtilities(
        {
          "bg-grid": (value: any) => ({
            backgroundImage: `url("${svgToDataUri(
              `<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 32 32" width="32" height="32" fill="none" stroke="${value}"><path d="M0 .5H31.5V32"/></svg>`
            )}")`,
          }),
          "bg-grid-small": (value: any) => ({
            backgroundImage: `url("${svgToDataUri(
              `<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 32 32" width="8" height="8" fill="none" stroke="${value}"><path d="M0 .5H31.5V32"/></svg>`
            )}")`,
          }),
          "bg-dot": (value: any) => ({
            backgroundImage: `url("${svgToDataUri(
              `<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 32 32" width="16" height="16" fill="none"><circle fill="${value}" id="pattern-circle" cx="10" cy="10" r="1.6257413380501518"></circle></svg>`
            )}")`,
          }),
        },
        { values: flattenColorPalette(theme("backgroundColor")), type: "color" }
      );
    },
  ],
};
 
function addVariablesForColors({ addBase, theme }: any) {
  let allColors = flattenColorPalette(theme("colors"));
  let newVars = Object.fromEntries(
    Object.entries(allColors).map(([key, val]) => [`--${key}`, val])
  );
 
  addBase({
    ":root": newVars,
  });
}

Examples

Grid Background

Backgrounds

Grid Small Background

Backgrounds

Dot Background

Backgrounds

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