Tailwind Weekly #135: Learn all about responsive typography, scoped CSS limitations, and the beginnings of Tailwind 🧐

Hello folks!

This week, Adam shared on Twitter the first ever Tailwind CSS commit from 2017; who would have thought it would become such a game-changer for the CSS community ❀️.

No major news to report, but Adam did share a nice visual tutorial for working with concentric border radii in Tailwind CSS.

Also, I'm experimenting with the newsletter again and decided to scrap the promoted links section and replace it with cool links I find around the web that will be interesting for front-end developers. Every week, you'll see 3 cool links!

Let's dive in!

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πŸ“š Learning

Improving Tailwind by doing these 3 things

In this video, Andrew dives into Tailwind CSS, discussing its pros and cons, and offers some best practices to make your life easier. Whether you're a Tailwind skeptic or a fan, this video is worth a watch to get some fresh perspectives and

Responsive type scales with composable CSS utilities

The piece dives into how you can use calc, clamp, and CSS variables to make your text adapt seamlessly to different viewport or container sizesβ€”no JavaScript needed! If you've been wrestling with responsive typography, this one's a game-changer.

Limitations of Scoped CSS

In this article, Zell dives into how scoped CSS is great for isolating styles but falls short when you try to style child components or slot content. If you've ever been frustrated with scoped CSS not behaving the way you expected, this article is a must-read to understand its limitations and workarounds.

Last but not least, full :has() support is almost here, folks 🀘🏻

πŸ’… Showcase

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🎁 Resource


SuperTweak is a Chrome extension that makes your life easier with Tailwind CSS. It lets you inspect, tweak, and copy Tailwind styles directly in your browser, without jumping back and forth between your code editor and dev tools. Plus, it's got some cool features like custom config support, one-click copy, and even a screenshot capture for quick feedback.

πŸ‘Œ Cool Stuff

Some of these are affiliate links, so I get compensated in some way if you buy through them at no cost to you.

"Level up with Tailwind CSS" is the book I wish I had when I started learning Tailwind. It goes beyond the basics with hands-on examples and advanced techniques that even seasoned users will find useful. If you're serious about improving your Tailwind CSS skills, this book is for you πŸš€.

Elevate your coding experience with "10 Fantastic VS Code Icon Themes" by CSS Weekly! Discover eye-catching icon sets that beautify your sidebar and boost your productivity. 🌟

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