Tailwind Weekly #114: v3.3 is here 🀩

Hello folks!

We got a new Tailwind CSS release this week and it's packed! I love the new darker colors but wow those new gradient color stop positions are 🀯. See the news section for the entire list of new stuff!  

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Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

Well folks after weeks of waiting, Tailwind CSS v3.3 has finally landed, and its awesome 🀩.

Here's everything new:

My favorite feature of this release is the new darker color variants, they look quite elegant in my opinion πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨, and will be very useful down the line. Can't wait for Tailwind UI to adopt them. Β 

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πŸ“š Learning

Avoiding <img> layout shifts: aspect-ratio vs width & height attributes

This one is an old one but still very relevant. I liked the rabbit hole the author got into trying to determine which one is best but in the end, as with most things, "it depends". I particularly prefer the aspect ratio method because it's faster and more customizable with Tailwind.

A Practical Guide to Centering in CSS

I swear every week I read a joke about how hard centering is in CSS but it's really not! It all depends on the scenario you got and this piece details and gives solutions to quite a lot of them. It uses regular CSS but you can definitely apply these tidbits with Tailwind CSS.

Everything You Need to Know About the Gap After the List Marker

Yet another list marker article but I promise this one is even cooler! It shows you all the limitations and gotchas of working with the ::marker pseudo-element and let me tell you, they're quite a few! Overall a great piece on a very niche topic.

πŸ’… Showcase


Another week, another beautiful website! This one has a dark theme and lots of micro animations, but my favorite one is a cool flashlight effect when you hover over specific sections, it's so cool 😍.

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This mini-app is part of a massive set of web tools on the Transform website but I find it fascinating. You can input CSS code and it'll give you Tailwind CSS code that works out of the box. I love that it adds arbitrary values for values that are not in the default Tailwind config.

This would be a great tool to use if you're migrating a legacy project to Tailwind CSS or trying to recreate an existing website with Tailwind. Oh, the possibilities!

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