Tailwind Weekly #115: new template, new application UIs, and new playground update 😍

Hello folks!

The Tailwind Labs team has been hard at work these past 2 weeks. They released a brand new changelog template and new application UI screens for Tailwind UI. I'm telling you, those are are machines πŸ˜‚.

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

Say hello to the new Commit template! πŸ₯³

Commit is a beautiful one-page changelog template made with React and Next.js. It uses MDX for the content and it's pretty much plug-and-play:

"No configuration variables or complex CSS to wrestle with, just open the markup in your editor and change whatever you want."

We also got new application UI page templates for Tailwind UI and they look stunning πŸ’«

Last but not least, now the Tailwind playground tells you the size of the generated CSS. Pretty handy!

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πŸ“š Learning

Create Complex Transitions With Individual CSS Transform Properties

Here's CSS Weekly with another awesome tutorial, this time about the new transform CSS properties. For those of you who don't know, a while back if you wanted to scale or rotate an element you had to do it using the transform property. Well now, you can do it using dedicated properties which makes things more predictable and more readable in my opinion. Overall a great video!

Parents counting children in CSS

Here's another incredible use case of the :has() selector: check how many children an element has! This article explains it all, it's very concise and to the point and has plenty of examples.

Why we use Tailwind at ConvertKit

This one is short and sweet. Learn why a big company like Convertkit loves Tailwind CSS. Want a tl;dr? Because it simplifies just about everything when it comes to styling UI across our teams.

πŸ’… Showcase


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🎁 Resource

Dev Fonts

Dev fonts is a curated library of programming fonts. I'm a huge fan of these types of fonts and occasionally switch things up (currently using "Dank Mono" and loving it). When I do, I browse the site and see what catches my fancy. Β 

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