Tailwind Weekly #116: huge Tailwind UI update, 3M installs milestone + our usual menu πŸ˜ƒ!

Hello folks!

It's been a quiet week on the Tailwind CSS front. The Tailwind Labs team recently wrapped up a huge update to Tailwind UI where they redesigned hundreds of the components and added tons of new ones too.

Tailwind UI keeps getting better every year and I think it's an excellent investment if you want your projects to look professional and beautiful.

Also, the Tailwind CSS Visual Studio Code plugin just hit a milestone recently, it now has been downloaded 3 MILLION times 🀯, that means millions of people are using Tailwind, and that's no small feat!

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

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πŸ“š Learning

Circular Text with CSS?

A client asked me to do this effect a couple of weeks ago and I didn't realize it was so complicated to do! This article literally saved me hours of work and I hope it does the same for you!

Ten tips for better CSS transitions and animations

Nothing makes a site shine more than beautiful animations, and this piece gives excellent advice on how to create stunning transitions and animations. I really liked tip #3 "Accelerate and decelerate", it really made me think about how I construct my own animations and how I can improve them from now on.

When life gives you lemons, write better error messages

This is more of a meta article but I found it worthwhile to share. As developers, we sometimes have to write error messages that our users (and maybe other developers) see so knowing what makes a good error message is super important. This piece gives you a rundown of what makes a bad error message and how you can fix it.

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This one is a truly elegant site 😍. Forget flashy colors and complicated layouts, this site's best features are its simplicity, refined typography, and so much beautiful white space. And if the screenshots are anything to go by then the tool interface looks even better!

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Built At Lightspeed

This site is a compilation of templates, starters & UI kits, all filterable by tech stack, and many of them use Tailwind CSS. I think this is a great resource for when you want to build a project with something new but don't want to start from scratch. Β 

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