Tailwind Weekly #104: new feature sneak peeks and goals for v4 šŸ˜Ž

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šŸŒŸ News

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 var(...), eg: bg-[--color-var].

Adam also shared his goals for Tailwind v4, which are:

  1. Simplify mental model, fewer framework-specific concepts
  2. Less configuration, without less power
  3. Fewer dependencies
  4. 10x faster

I think those are very ambitious but totally doable goals so I'm actually pretty pumped for v4 šŸ’Ŗ.

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šŸ“š Learning

The easiest way to get started with CSS Grid

If you still find some of CSS grid's features confusing then this video is for you. In it, Zoran from CSS weekly breaks down features like template areas, columns and rows, and the fractional unit fr in a very approachable way.

An Interactive Guide to Flexbox in CSS

Another incredible primer from Josh Comeau! This one is a fully featured and interactive guide to Flexbox, this is THE guide to share with your junior dev and backend dev friends who want to master Flexbox.

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