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๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ“„ A Deno Resume Website Builder Using Tailwind

May 20, 2023 (Syndicated From

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I sought out to create a resume website with Deno. My requirements were as follows:

  • โœ… To serve a Resume webpage as a route using Deno
  • โœ… To generate a static HTML document with no external CSS OR JS dependencies
  • โœ… To customize print css classes for people to easily print the page
  • โœ… To export create a PDF of the site programatically

This project achieves all of those goals ๐ŸŽ‰.

How it works

The resume data is a JSON object. Hereโ€™s the type definition. Hereโ€™s an example of the data. This is used as the main props passed into the Resume page component.


Iโ€™ve put some detail into the several ways this project can be used and Iโ€™ll try and document some usages here.

Programmatic Usage

If you want to run your own resume page, say on Deno Deploy this is a single-file that would get you started.

import { serve } from ""
import { router } from ""
import resume from ""
import data from "" assert { type: "json" }
import theme from "" assert { type: "json" }

await serve(router({
  "/": resume({


The theme is a JSON object where the key is a CSS selector and the value are tailwind classes. twind does not have support for print(), I added the ability to expand that keyword. Anything within the print() parenthesis will be given the print: prefix. I also added in feature for setting tag attributes using the syntax [width=20] this could be used for setting image sizes and alt text or really any attribute.

  "body": "print(text-xs) mx-auto max-w-screen-lg py-10 px-10",
  "a": "font-medium text-blue-600 dark:text-blue-500 hover:underline",
  ".topSection": "mb-3 relative",
  ".name": "print(text-2xl) text-4xl",
  ".downloadLink": "print(hidden) absolute pt-5 top-0 right-0",
  ".job": "flex mb-3",
  ".jobImage": "flex-none pr-3 pt-1",
  ".jobImage img": "rounded-full",
  ".job h2": "print(text-lg) text-xl",
  ".job h3": "print(text-base) inline mr-3 text-lg",
  ".jobSummary": "mb-2",
  ".label": "print(font-normal) text-xs font-semibold inline-block px-1 lowercase rounded text-sky-600 bg-sky-200 last:mr-0 mr-1"

CLI Usage

The CLI is broken down into 3 different scripts.

  • ./pdf/cmd.ts
  • ./serve/cmd.ts
  • ./render/cmd.ts

This isolates dependencies for each, meaning if you just wanted to say render you donโ€™t need to install the pdf dependencies (puppeteer). All of these files are dynamically imported into the single ./cmd.ts file which will be used for this documentation, but you could call any of these files directly for individual usage.

Serve a JSON file

deno run ./cmd.ts --serve --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json
# or with permissions
deno run --allow-read --allow-net ./cmd.ts --serve --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json

Generate a PDF

deno run ./cmd.ts --pdf ./example/output/resume.pdf --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json
# or with permissions
deno run --allow-read --allow-env --allow-write --allow-run --allow-net ./cmd.ts --pdf ./example/output/resume.pdf --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json

Generate a static HTML File

deno run ./cmd.ts --html ./example/output/index.html --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json
# or with permissions
deno run --allow-read --allow-write ./cmd.ts --html ./example/output/index.html --json ./example/thomas-anderson.json