Tailwind Weekly #137: Upcoming v3.4 release & Project Catalyst still in development πŸ‘€

Hello folks!

This week's issue is brimming with insights and updates. The Tailwind v3.4 release is supposedly coming soon, which promises a full spacing scale for more properties. Plus, level up with a free mini-course on advanced Tailwind techniques by none other than Simon.

Then, don't miss out on a deep dive into web accessibility challenges and solutions, alongside a breakdown of CSS margin collapsing rules that'll save you from layout headaches and a short but sweet piece on how to style element descendants using arbitrary variants.

Let's dive in!

🌟 News

The work on Project Catalyst continues! Adam just shared a very nice dropdown design he's working on and Steve shared a couple of sneak peeks on Twitter this week. We also have more icons coming!

Also, it seems Tailwind v3.4 is right around the corner and we'll be getting a much-requested feature: the full spacing scale will now included for min-width, max-width, and min-height utilities πŸ‘πŸ».

On the community side, Simon shared an awesome and very comprehensive mini-course for Tailwind CSS. You'll learn the ins and outs of CSS variables, keyframes, and the Tailwind Plugin API to craft a seamless, infinitely looping stripe pattern. Best of all the course is free!

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πŸ“š Learning

Accessibility Is Easy: Except for When It Isn’t

Dive into the nuanced world of web accessibility with Ian Lloyd's talk where he shares insights from the frontlines of auditing, tackling complex UI challenges beyond basic HTML solutions. He discusses how to overcome accessibility barriers, meet WCAG criteria, and apply creative thinking to make even the most intricate interfaces user-friendly. Perfect for developers looking to deepen their understanding of accessible design.

The 6 Must-Know Rules of Margin Collapsing in CSS

This article breaks down the six fundamental rules of margin collapsing in a way that's easy to grasp, ensuring you can apply these principles to avoid unexpected layout issues.

How to style element descendants with Tailwind CSS

Stefan Judis walks you through the challenge of rotating an SVG icon based on a parent element's state, exploring options like using vanilla CSS, leveraging the group selector, and employing arbitrary variants.

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🎁 Resource

Tailwind Elements

TW Elements is a treasure trove of over 500 free, open-source UI components and templates. It's user-friendly, offers extensive customization options, and is compatible with the most popular frameworks and tools, making it a versatile choice for your next project.

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