Tailwind Weekly #138: new icons, delayed Catalyst launch & more ⭐!

Hello folks!

In this week's issue, we're keeping things low-key but insightful. While the much-anticipated Catalyst launch is on hold, we're not short on updates!

Dive into the latest on Heroicons' new additions, and explore our handpicked articles: from best practices in Tailwind CSS to leveraging the OKLCH color model for dynamic themes. Plus, get the scoop on Chrome 119's CSS relative color syntax.

We've also got a sleek showcase and a nifty TailwindMate tool to enhance your workflow.

Let's dive in!

🌟 News

It's been a quiet week on the news front. We were preparing for the Catalyst launch but Adam said that it won't be coming this week in the end. 🤞🏻 it'll be launching this year.

Lovely new icons!

Besides that, Steve shared a few new icons for Heroicons. I must say the library has matured nicely over the years and it's always so much fun to use it.

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📚 Learning

5 best practices for preventing chaos in Tailwind CSS

Get some friendly advice on keeping your Tailwind projects neat and tidy. This easy-to-follow guide will walk you through the essentials of using design systems, component-based structures, and smart utility class strategies to make your Tailwind experience smooth and enjoyable.

Better dynamic themes in Tailwind with OKLCH color magic

Dive into the colorful world of Tailwind CSS with this engaging article! It guides you through the exciting process of creating dynamic themes using the OKLCH color model. Perfect for those looking to spice up their Tailwind projects with real-time, visually consistent color changes.

CSS relative color syntax

Chrome 119 introduces CSS Color Level 5's relative color syntax, making color manipulation in CSS more straightforward. This feature allows for easy adjustments in color properties like lightness, saturation, and opacity. The article offers a detailed guide on using this syntax, showcasing its practical applications in enhancing CSS color styling.

💅 Showcase


This week's showcase has a sleek, dark theme that pairs nicely with bright text for comfortable reading. Its straightforward layout and tidy structure contribute to a seamless navigation experience, and the rounded design elements add a subtle charm. This design definitely balances professionalism with a touch of warmth, making it appealing for developers who value clarity and a user-friendly interface.

🎁 Resource


TailwindMate is a handy tool for Tailwind CSS developers looking to streamline their workflow. This tool simplifies the process of converting standard color codes into their Tailwind equivalents. Whether you're dealing with HEX, RGB, or HSL color values, it translates them into the closest matching Tailwind color classes, saving you time and enhancing your development process.

👌 Cool Stuff

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