Tailwind Weekly #130: more Catalyst sneak peeks and new icons coming 🎨

Hello folks!

Gore more screenshots from Steve this week, Project Catalyst is looking better and better each passing week. I think it's gonna be awesome πŸ’ͺ🏻.

Also, the results of the State of CSS 2023 are out now. It's no surprise that Tailwind CSS is leading the pack in interest and retention 🀩. Be sure to check the site for more metrics!

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Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

Steve has been hard at work on Project Catalyst and has been steadily releasing sneak peeks. So far the project looks stunning! Can't wait for it to come out soon.

He'll also be releasing these new icons for Heroicons soon, so Heroicons will soon have 300+ icons πŸš€!

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πŸ“š Learning

Stop Rewriting Your CSS! Use :not() Instead

This week, I stumbled upon a great video by CSS Weekly that's all about simplifying your CSS with the :not() pseudo-class. From excluding the first and last items in a list to styling CMS-generated content, this video is packed with practical examples that'll make your life easier.

Position-Driven Styles

Roman Komarov explores the potential of scroll-driven animations in CSS to solve various challenges like styling flex and grid rows, staggered animations, and more. The article delves into experimental web features and offers examples that currently work in Chrome Canary.

Styling React Select with Tailwind

In his piece, Jussi walks us through the process of integrating Tailwind CSS and the React Select package, starting with a basic example and then diving deep into custom styling and adding icons. If you've ever struggled with making react-select play nicely with Tailwind, this guide is a must-read.

πŸ’… Showcase


Crater's homepage is a prime example on how you can create a nice landing page with just a handful of colors. Love the comfortable spacing and, believe it or not, the font is just good old browser default. Also, the illustrations give it a very nice touch!

🎁 Resource

Tailwind CSS Color Generator

If you use Figma and design with Tailwind CSS in mind then you're gonna love this little plugin. It basically helps you generate a full Tailwind CSS color scale based on a hex code, HSL color, or even a random color. Perfect for when you want to experiment with different color palettes!

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