It's been a quiet week on the Tailwind ecosystem but the Tailwind Labs team has been hard at work on Tailwind UI adding tons of new components behind the scenes. I think Tailwind UI is just getting better and better!
Now onto our usual content 😉.
Our friend Shruti, the author of the popular Complete Guide to CSS Flex and Grid book it's now writing another book (and video course), and this time it's all about Tailwind CSS 🚀
I personally read her first book and it was full of great tips about Flexbox and CSS Grid, even though I have been coding CSS for 10 years now I did learn quite a few things from it.
The book and video course are coming in July but you can pre-order them today at a discount. It even supports purchase power parity so you will pay less depending on where you live. A win-win for sure!
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:has() pseudo-class has been making waves for the last year and this piece is a great example of how versatile it can be. You can do everything from adding custom focus styles to specific inputs to conditionally render content based on selected inputs, the sky is the limit!
This one is a great primer from Smashing Magazine and its main angle is using the simple but powerful
cubic-bezier function to create stunning CSS animations.
Learn how to properly share your email address without getting it scraped and spammed to hell, a short but very useful article.
FoodNoms is a calorie tracker iOS app and it's one I personally use! Their marketing website is made with Tailwind and it has a very minimalistic vibe with tons of spacing, beautiful color tones, and subtle animations. Definitely a great example of an app marketing page.
Satori's a library that helps you to create SVGs from HTML/CSS. A popular use case for it is programmatically creating social media images and the part is that it has Tailwind CSS support, albeit experimental. If you have a blog or content-heavy website and want to generate your social media images then you should play around with Satori.
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Become a Pro at building components & layouts with CSS Flexbox and Grid with the Complete Guide to CSS Flex and Grid ebook by Shruti Balasa. I actually read this book and LOVED IT. I have been using flexbox and CSS grid for years and I still learned quite a few things from the book.
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