Tailwind Weekly #129: Project Catalyst seems right down the corner 🤩

Hello folks!

The Tailwind Labs team continues being hard at work on project Catalyst and Steve is showing the love by sharing more UI sneak peeks. Do check the news section for more info.

Adam mentioned on the announcement that they would be releasing it this summer so it'll probably be a few weeks more 🤞🏻.

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Now onto our usual content 😉.

🌟 News

We got another great sneak peek from Steve about project Catalyst and it seems the project is partly on the documentation stage.


Steve also shared another set of components for project Catalyst, this one is all about checkboxes, radios, and toggle switches. I'm honestly loving the color combinations and the simplicity. Definitely looking forward to tinkering with them soon!

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📚 Learning

Offset parent and stacking context: positioning elements in all three dimensions

Another great piece from the Polypane blog. This one is a fun guide to understanding two complex and powerful CSS concepts, offset parent and the stacking context.

Think of the offset parent as the "where" we place things on a webpage, and the stacking context as the "which goes on top" rule.  By getting these, you'll be able to create beautiful elements and position them anywhere you want on a 3-dimensional plane.

A Deep Dive Into SVG Path Commands

If you've ever been curious about those cryptic d attributes in SVG paths, this interactive guide demystifies them, explaining how they're more than just outputs from vector graphics editors. Dive in to learn about the different types of path commands and how they shape those beautiful icons we all love.

Write Better CSS By Borrowing Ideas From JavaScript Functions

The article talks about the idea that many layout issues ocurr when we don't approach CSS with the same meticulousness as we do with JavaScript functions. By borrowing best practices from JS, we can code CSS that is more resilient, free from side effects, and flexible to change.

💅 Showcase

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This site is another great example of taking a beautiful template and personalizing it to the fullest. Ligalio uses the Salient template from Tailwind UI but has different colors and fonts, and it even features different elements from the Tailwind UI library! Overall I think it looks elegantly simple.  

🎁 Resource


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