Tailwind Weekly #104: new feature sneak peeks and goals for v4 😎
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We got a few sneak peeks this week of some upcoming features to Tailwind CSS, things like adding line height as a modifier of font size, eg:
text-lg/8 and using CSS variables as arbitrary values without having to wrap them in
Adam also shared his goals for Tailwind v4, which are:
- Simplify mental model, fewer framework-specific concepts
- Less configuration, without less power
- Fewer dependencies
- 10x faster
I think those are very ambitious but totally doable goals so I'm actually pretty pumped for v4 💪.
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