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Universal Résumé Template

Minimal and formal résumé (CV) website template for print, mobile, and desktop. The proportions are the same on the screen and paper. Built with amazing Tailwind CSS.

Letter Size Demo | Multiple Pages Demo | A4 Size Demo | Mobile Demo

How to print or save as PDF?
In Chrome, Right-click → Print. In Firefox, File → Print. More info here.

Does it support A4 and Letter paper sizes?
Yes. Replace every -letter with -a4, and uncomment specified code blocks. More info here.

Why it’s made?
I couldn’t find any formal or professional résumé (CV) website with good typography that is optimized for the Web, print, PDF, and mobile. Also, when researching what recruiters want, my priorities were fast scanning time and all content to fit on one page.

How to run it

Navigate to the base directory:

cd universal-resume

Install the dependencies:

npm install

Start the development server:

npm run serve

Only generate CSS that is used on the page, which results in a much smaller file size:

npm run build

Starting Point

docs/index.html is the main content file. By copying HTML: add pages, sections, subsections, and other parts.

npm run build will make the docs directory ready for drag-n-drop to, for example, (free registration required beforehand).

Also, with additionally running git add docs/styles.css -f and committing changes, it’s ready for push to GitHub and integration with GitHub Pages. GitHub Pages are free for public repositories. Under your repository name, not profile, click “Settings” and enable GitHub Pages by navigating to: Options → GitHub Pages → Source → /docs.

Tailwind CSS

Tailwind CSS is a highly customizable, low-level CSS framework that gives you all of the building blocks you need to build bespoke designs without any annoying opinionated styles you have to fight to override. It has great documentation.

Custom CSS

Code from tailwind.config.js and tailwind.css transpiles to docs/style.css.

Here is the default tailwind config: defaultConfig.stub.js, and here’s the additional information from the Tailwind documentation: theme.

If you want to change CSS in a classical way, add a class to the HTML element and write the CSS inside tailwind.css.

Balanced Columns

Removing col-fill-auto class will make both columns equally tall. Moreover, removing md:h-letter and md:h-letter-col classes will eliminate fixed proportions of the letter or A4 page — thereby removing unnecessary vertical space when displaying short columns.

A4 Size Variant

Change the default (letter) size to A4:

1. Inside docs/index.html, replace every -letter with -a4.

2. Inside tailwind.config.js, uncomment code block below /* For A4 size */ and then comment code block below /* For Letter size */

3. Inside tailwind.css, comment code below /* For Letter size */ and uncomment code below /* For A4 size */

Important: Too much content on one page will break the page in the form of additional columns.



Right-click → Print.
Also, choose the Save as PDF option if needed.

By expanding More Settings, change Page Size to A4 or Letter.


File → Print.

Choose A4 or Letter size by navigating to Properties → Advanced → Paper Size.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

File → Print.

By clicking on the Page Setup button, you are taken to the window with A4 and Letter options.

Blocking Search Engines

Disable search engine indexing by adding the following code to the <head>:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex">

Language Support

With FiraGO typeface, this résumé supports the following scrips: Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Vietnamese, Arabic, Thai, Georgian, Devanagari, and Hebrew.

If you want to significantly speed up font loading time, find out what fonts you are using (under the developer tools network panel) and add them to the head like so:

<link rel="preload" href="./fonts/FiraGO-Regular.latin.woff2" as="font" crossorigin="anonymous">


NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0 Generic (CC NC-SA 1.0)

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.