Tailwind Weekly #112: we got a handbook launch, a Tailwind animation guide, and more πŸ€“!

Hello folks!

The Tailwind Labs team has been quiet recently but the community has been picking up! Last time we got a book and video course preorder and now we got a handbook launch! See the news section for more info.

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

This week we got a community launch from Surjith! He released the "Tailwind CSS Notion Handbook".

He compiled all his knowledge from years of using Tailwind CSS and put it on a Notion workspace, some of the content includes:

  • Tailwind CSS Basics
  • 30 Tailwind CSS Tips
  • 10 Bonus Tips
  • Production Checklist
  • UI Kits & Templates
  • 20+ Tools & Resources

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πŸ“š Learning

Different ways to get CSS gradient shadows

This great piece shows you how to do complex gradient shadows with CSS and features both non-transparent and transparent solutions, along with adding a border-radius. The process is complex but can really make your site "pop"!

How to create custom CSS Animations in TailwindCSS

Tailwind CSS comes with built-in animations like spin and pulse but you can also add your own! This article outlines exactly how to do that and uses a loading bar animation as an example.

Debug your CSS with a ??? utility

The author posted this tip on the official Tailwind CSS discord chat and I found it very useful. It's basically the "add a border to everything" trick but with a clever class name. I think it would be a great addition to any starter project.

πŸ’… Showcase

Scale AI

Some people say 2023 will be the year of AI and now we're getting a lot of AI services with beautiful marketing pages. Scale AI is one of them!

I really like the dark theme with the colorful and mouse-controlled animations. It makes it look really futuristic πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸš€. And that typography is just beautiful 😍.

For the curious, here's what Scale AI does:

Scale delivers high quality training data for AI applications such as self-driving cars, mapping, AR/VR, robotics, and more.

🎁 Resource


If there's one thing I love about web development, is beautiful animations so when I found VantaJS I was thrilled! It's a library to helps you generate custom background animations and its incredibly flexible. Some of the example animations even look like videos! Overall, a great way to spice up your next project.

Note: Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I get compensated in some way if you buy through them but I promise I only recommend products I really like!

Our friend Shruti, the author of Complete Guide to CSS Flex and Grid, is writing another book! This time about Tailwind CSS and it'll also be a video course. You can preorder it right now at a discount here.

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