Tailwind Weekly #124: read the official Tailwind Connect recap 😁

Hello folks!

The Tailwind Labs folks were kind enough to write a recap of the Tailwind Connect event we had a few weeks ago. I still highly recommend you watch the full video because the demos were mind-blowing 🀯 but if you just want the TL;DR then the recap is for you.

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

That's right folks, thanks to the upcoming Oxide engine, Tailwind CSS' performance is going through the roof  🀯!

According to the Tailwind Labs team, v3.4 will land in a couple of months and will not only include the new Oxide engine but also integrate with Lightning CSS.

Want to learn more about all this? Go read the official recap for the event!

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πŸ“š Learning

Hands-On Guide to Color Fonts

I didn't know color fonts existed until a few weeks ago when I came across this video, and I must say they look pretty cool. They're basically special fonts that you can use to create very nice effects. The video walks you through the most popular ones from Google Fonts and how you can customize them.

Useful DevTools Tips and Tricks

As a frontend developer, I spend a lot of time on the Chrome dev tools but I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what it can do and this article sooo proved me right. This one is so good I can't believe it's free content! If you want to level up your devtools skills then this is the guide for you.

New Viewport Units

Ever wanted to make the hero of a website take up the full viewport height and also make it work on mobile? Β It was like doing dark magic my friend. But the developer experience gods heard our cry and delivered us from this punishment and now we have new viewport units that actually know the height of the viewport on mobile! Check out the article to learn more.

πŸ’… Showcase


Here's another cool-looking landing page for a developers-centric product for you. This one has the best micro animations I have seen in years, so many micro interactions, almost feels like the page is "alive". I'm also loving the dark theme and the beautiful gradients 🎨.  

🎁 Resource


Icons are a pretty big part of UI development and while Heroicons is an incredible resource sometimes you want something more specific. That's where this plugin can help! It lets you use icons from Iconify, which has over 150k icons, by just adding classes to your markup. You can also define what "collection" of icons you want to use, pretty neat!

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