Stylelint Configuration for use with Tailwind CSS

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When using Tailwind CSS in a Toast project I got a CSS warning semi-colon expected css(css-semicolonexpected) when trying to use the Tailwind @apply directive.

A quick Google gave me a stackoverflow result for using it in Vue but the solution worked the same in Toast with one last configuration needed.

Add stylelind dependencies:

npm install --save-dev stylelint stylelint-config-standard

Create a stylelint config in stylelint.config.js in the root of the project:

module.exports = {
extends: ['stylelint-config-standard'],
rules: {
'at-rule-no-unknown': [
ignoreAtRules: [
'declaration-block-trailing-semicolon': null,
'no-descending-specificity': null,

Install VSCode extensions:

Add the following to a VSCode settings file:

"css.validate": false,
"less.validate": false,
"scss.validate": false,

If there’s not a file already add it with:

mkdir .vscode
touch .vscode/settings.json

Note using in Toast

With styling and using stylelint in Toast, rather than use the recommended stylelint.config.js use .stylelintrc and add in the configuration as a JSON object or add it directly to the package.json file.

"name": "project-using-stylelint",
"scripts": {},
"dependencies": {},
"devDependencies": {},
"stylelint": {
"extends": ["stylelint-config-standard"],
"rules": {
"at-rule-no-unknown": [
"ignoreAtRules": [
"declaration-block-trailing-semicolon": null,
"no-descending-specificity": null

With the module.exports syntax Toast will derp, see the SO question for configuration: How to solve semi-colon expected css(css-semicolonexpected)

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