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Tailwind Weekly #139: 4 big releases coming next month šŸ¤©!

Hello folks!

This week's issue is buzzing with anticipation for the 4 big releases coming from Tailwind Labs next month.

Get into articles that explore new CSS functions, the creative use of radial gradients and CSS trigonometric functions, and a realistic view of the software engineering job market.

Plus, check out the innovative use of the Tailwind UI changelog template by Cursor.sh and a handy Tailwind Blog Template for tech writers.

Let's dive in!

šŸŒŸ News

Adam announced this week that we'll be getting 4 big releases this coming December. Our bet is he's referencing Heroicons v3, a new Tailwind CSS update, the long-awaited Project Catalyst React UIKit, and maybe another new thing. Can't wait for the releases šŸ¤©!

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Steve has also been hard at work creating more icons for the new Heroicons release. He mentioned they're adding a new set called "micro", I would say they're gonna be perfect for buttons and the like.

Last but not least, we did a special Black Friday/Cyber Week issue earlier this week, be sure to check it out to find great deals on cool tech stuff.

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šŸ“š Learning

10 hard-to-swallow truths they won't tell you about software engineer job

Mensur Durakovic's article offers a realistic view of the software engineering field. It highlights the gap between academic learning and practical job demands, the challenges of working on complex, pre-existing projects, and the underrated importance of soft skills in the industry. A great read for new and aspiring software engineers.

A Couple of New CSS Functions Iā€™d Never Heard Of

Chris Coyier's piece explores new CSS functions like light-dark() for easier theme-based styling, xywh() for defining shapes, and round() for interval-based rounding. While still gaining browser support, these functions offer exciting new ways to approach CSS styling.

Radial Gradients and CSS Trigonometric Functions

The author delves into the creative use of radial gradients and CSS trigonometric functions to craft intricate flower shapes. The guide offers a clear explanation of how to position circles using trigonometry, enhancing the visual appeal of web elements. It's a great read for those looking to add a unique flair to their designs using advanced CSS techniques.

šŸ’… Showcase

Cursor.sh Changelog

This is the first website I have found that uses the Tailwind UI changelog template to the fullest! Love how the Cursor.sh team personalized it, and I must say, I love the deep, dark theme.

šŸŽ Resource

Tailwind Blog Template

Tailwind Next.js Starter Blog is a template that simplifies technical writing with its integration of Next.js and Tailwind CSS. It's designed to be easily configurable and customizable, making it a great choice for replacing traditional Jekyll, Hugo, and Eleventy blogs.

šŸ‘Œ Cool Stuff

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