Tailwind Weekly #141: are we getting a Tailwind CSS marketplace? 👀

Hello folks!

In this week's Tailwind Weekly, we're excited about the potential of a Tailwind marketplace, as hinted by Adam Wathan in his latest podcast appearance. We're also showing an upcoming new Table component for Catalyst, which promises a flexible approach.

Beyond the news, we've got a deep dive into CSS style recalculation, an introduction to HTMX for dynamic UIs, and a handy Laravel Tailwind Merge package for resolving class conflicts. Plus, don't miss our showcase on a beautifully designed DNS course for developers and the Nightwind CSS plugin for an easy dark mode integration.

Let's dive in!

P.S. This will be the last issue of the year; we'll take a 2-week break to rest and come back strong in January. Happy holidays ❤️!

🌟 News

Adam's had yet another podcast appearance where he and the hosts delve into a range of topics, including the much-anticipated Tailwind Catalyst UI kit and the idea of a Tailwind marketplace. I'm really looking forward to the latter 😍.

On another note, Jonathan Reinink from the Tailwind Labs team tweeted about the new Table component they're building for Catalyst and how flexible they're planning it to be. Personally, I think it'll be great to have a "tailwind-first" table component example 😁.

🤩 Sponsors

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📚 Learning

Style Recalculation Secrets They Don't Want You To Know

In this video, Patrick Brosset offers an in-depth look at how browsers handle CSS changes and style recalculations. It's a must-watch for developers interested in optimizing CSS performance and understanding browser rendering.

Introduction to HTMX

This guide offers a concise look at HTMX, a JavaScript library enabling dynamic UIs directly through HTML attributes. It's a must-check for developers interested in efficient, markup-driven interactivity.

Laravel Tailwind Merge

Laravel Tailwind Merge is a new package that simplifies handling Tailwind CSS class conflicts in Laravel Blade files. It allows developers to merge multiple Tailwind classes easily and resolve any conflicts that arise. This tool is particularly useful for those who frequently work with Tailwind in Laravel projects, making it a must-check for a smoother development experience.

💅 Showcase

DNS course for developers

This week's showcase offers a clean design and a nice cohesive color palette, making it very aesthetically pleasing for a course site. It also seems to blend elements from the Primer Tailwind UI template, making it one of the best uses I have seen on the web.

🎁 Resource


Nightwind CSS is a Tailwind plugin that offers an automatic and customizable dark mode. It's designed to be easy to override and adapt to your specific needs, featuring smart color mappings and automatic dark gradients. This plugin is perfect for developers who use Tailwind and want to integrate a seamless dark mode into their projects.

👌 Cool Stuff

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