Tailwind Weekly #120: the first official Tailwind CSS event went brilliantly!

Hello folks!

It was a pretty exciting week for the Tailwind Labs team with the first official Tailwind event being held a few days ago. Do check the news section for more info, we have pictures!

Now onto our usual content šŸ˜‰.

P.S.: I apologize for the silence these last few weeks, I was neck-deep in work and dealing with some health issues but I'm as good as new now and back on track!

šŸŒŸ News

Tailwind Connect was held a couple of days ago and it went very well! I personally didn't attend it but from what I could tell from the pictures and twitter talk, it was a blast.

And speaking of pictures, here are a few of them I got from Twitter!

Besides that, here's what you may have missed since our last email:

  • :has(...) support is coming on the next version of Tailwind!
  • We're also getting support for text-wrap on the next release too.
  • There's a new template coming soon! Looks to be an agency-focused template, and looks very cool

On the community side, our friend Simon released a video about the advantages of using tailwind-merge and Sam Selikoff released his Tailwind Mastery course, which is now fully complete over on Build UI, clocking in at 2h 29m across 21 lessons!

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šŸ“š Learning

Autoexpanding textareas with CSS and JavaScript

If you ever worked with forms then you know that sometimes textareas are tricky. They behave like big, tall, and scrollable text inputs but sometimes that's not exactly what you want. This video tutorial teaches you how to fix the annoying scrollable issue by auto-resizing it with JS.

Solving Media Object Float Issues With CSS Block Formatting Contexts

I heard of the term block formatting context years ago on CSS tricks but never gave it enough attention. Until I read this article! This piece offers an elegant solution to a niche issue (float problems) but also teaches you what a block formatting context is and why you should care.

CSS Custom Properties Beyond the :root

It's very common for modern CSS libraries that use custom properties (a.k.a variables) to put a lot if not most of them on the :root selector and this article acknowledges that but also shows you an alternative to avoid having your :root selector become overwhelming. A pretty specific issue but solvable!

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