Install and configure Remix.

Create project

Start by creating a new Remix project using create-remix:

npx create-remix@latest my-app

Run the CLI

Run the shadcn-ui init command to setup your project:

npx shadcn-ui@latest init

Configure components.json

You will be asked a few questions to configure components.json:

Would you like to use TypeScript (recommended)? no / yes
Which style would you like to use? › Default
Which color would you like to use as base color? › Slate
Where is your global CSS file? › app/tailwind.css
Do you want to use CSS variables for colors? › no / yes
Where is your tailwind.config.js located? › tailwind.config.js
Configure the import alias for components: › ~/components
Configure the import alias for utils: › ~/lib/utils
Are you using React Server Components? › no

App structure

  • Place the UI components in the app/components/ui folder.
  • Your own components can be placed in the app/components folder.
  • The app/lib folder contains all the utility functions. We have a utils.ts where we define the cn helper.
  • The app/tailwind.css file contains the global CSS.

Install Tailwind CSS

npm add -D tailwindcss@latest autoprefixer@latest

Then we create a postcss.config.js file:

module.exports = {
  plugins: {
    tailwindcss: {},
    autoprefixer: {},

And finally we add the following to our remix.config.js file:

/** @type {import('@remix-run/dev').AppConfig} */
module.exports = {
  tailwind: true,
  postcss: true,

Add tailwind.css to your app

In your app/root.tsx file, import the tailwind.css file:

import styles from "./tailwind.css"
export const links: LinksFunction = () => [
  { rel: "stylesheet", href: styles },
  ...(cssBundleHref ? [{ rel: "stylesheet", href: cssBundleHref }] : []),

That's it

You can now start adding components to your project.

npx shadcn-ui@latest add button

The command above will add the Button component to your project. You can then import it like this:

import { Button } from "~/components/ui/button"
export default function Home() {
  return (
      <Button>Click me</Button>