Tailwind Weekly #102: Tailwind CSS turns 5 šŸ„³

Hello folks!

First off, Tailwind CSS turned 5 years old last October 31st, what a milestone! I started using Tailwind in 2018, only 1 year after it was out and it has come such a long way! I still remember when we had to use PurgeCSS as a separate build step and the file sizes in dev mode were in the megabytes šŸ¤£.

Now Tailwind CSS is a mature framework and it's more powerful than ever, let's hope for more great years to come!

Now onto our usual content šŸ˜‰.

šŸŒŸ News

As part of the 5 year celebration tweet, Adam shared some metrics and I wanted to highlight them here too.

Tailwind CSS:

  • šŸ’ Has a team of 7 full-time developers and designers
  • šŸ’µ Is a sustainable bootstrapped business
  • šŸ˜² Is used by 2.8 million projects on GitHub
  • šŸ¤Æ Has over 168 million total downloads
  • šŸ„‡ It's just days away from becoming the most downloaded CSS framework on npm

I also want to mention the new Showcase page on the official website. It features websites with very unique designs, all made with Tailwind, in an effort to show developers just how varied and unique websites can be, when coded with Tailwind CSS.

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šŸ“š Learning

Using CSS Container Queries with Tailwind CSS

This excellent video shows how powerful container queries in Tailwind can be. It shows you the old way of coding a responsive design and then it walks you through how to transform that into container queries. A great watch indeed!

Use cases for CSS comparison functions

Another great piece from Ahmad Shadeed, this one shows you multiple use cases that AREN'T about fluid sizing, for comparison functions like min(), max(), and clamp() . The use cases range from positioning elements to creating decorative elements, all the way to creating a fancy loading bar. Overall, a great read.

I also wanted to encourage you to follow our friend Simon, he has been tweeting great tips about Tailwind CSS, like how to use arbitrary properties, how to use container queries, and how to use the new data attribute variants. The best part is that all the tips are in video form so you can actually see Simon coding the tip!

šŸ’… Showcase


This week I'm showcasing the website for the FSJam podcast with a twist, it's actually using a customized version of the podcast template Transmit from Tailwind UI. This one uses a dark mode and it's more on-brand with the logo I have to say I love the tech logos pattern they're using! Overall, it's a great example of how to make those templates your own.

šŸŽ Resource


This one is a cool plugin to do fluid typography in Tailwind CSS. If you're wondering what that is here's a CSS Tricks article explaining it but in short, it's a way to make font sizes scale depending on the size of the viewport. In my opinion, it's a more involved and customizable way to work with font sizes and can be a great choice for some use cases.

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