Tailwind Weekly #119: Disable text selection, check the best-designed music app, and spice up your GitHub profile!

Hello folks!

No news this week folks, the Tailwind Labs team is probably crazy busy organizing the upcoming Tailwind Connect event next month. On that note, the event sold out in hours!

If you're planning on going be sure to take photos and tag @tailwindweekly on Twitter, I would love to share them with the community πŸ˜„.

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

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TailwindCSS vs. UnoCSS

For those who don't know, Uno CSS calls itself an "instant on-demand atomic CSS engine" and was inspired by Tailwind CSS. I find it a bit more customizable than Tailwind but I prefer the Tailwind conventions and the design work behind it.

The gotcha with @property

I love the Bram.us blog, especially for these kinds of articles. This one is short and sweet and explains a quirky gotcha of using the @property. Here's the TL;DR: Custom properties that are registered using @property don’t animate on the compositor.

When is it OK to Disable Text Selection?

This one is something I have wondered about for a while and the scenarios the article mentions are very valid, especially the "Avoiding paywalled content theft" one. Overall a good opinion piece with great code examples.

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Sleeve 2

I'm not even in the target market of this app but their marketing site is so good I just had to share it. The site has a nice Apple vibe and the dark mode is beautiful. Imagine my surprise when I noticed they're using the default system fonts! Never knew you could make those look so good πŸ’…πŸ».

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