Tailwind Weekly #63: learn more about CSS custom properties and find great free illustrations for your next project!

Hello folks!

It's been a bit quiet on Tailwind land this week, nothing official to report yet but just wanted to remind you that V3.0 alpha 1 is out and you should go play it and report bugs! I think they'll be launching it as a finished product by end of next month, fingers crossed 🀞.

Also, see anything different? I moved the newsletter to Ghost! I was thinking about it for a while now and decided to migrate over the last week, we only have a few old posts up but we'll be migrating all older issues over the coming weeks. I'm pretty excited about it, Ghost is so easy to use!

Now that we're on a new platform we'll be experimenting a bit with layouts in future issues, stay tuned!

🌟 News

It was kind of a slow week but we still got some tidbits for you!

  • Jonathan Reinink shared a great tip on how to add print styles to your site, pretty handy!
  • I talked about Wicked Blocks a while back and found it pretty cool, now they just released a V2 which includes new component designs and Alpine.js support for some components, definitely check it out!

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πŸ“š Learning

Getting started with CSS Custom Properties

I know I have talked a lot about CSS Custom Properties before and shared articles about it but it's just such a powerful feature that I can't help but emphasize it again and again. So this week's learning piece is another great primer on it, this time from the great Piccalilli, definitely a great read!

πŸ’… Showcase

Cyral - Data Security and Governance

Cyral's marketing website is clean, sober, and kind of "enterprise" looking, all while also being friendly and very readable. I think they nailed it with their use of small "interaction" animations, especially the ones that activate when you scroll to a particular section, very nice looking!

🎁 Resource


I discovered this plugin just this week and it's pretty new but the concept is powerful! It basically a plugin that provides variants for various aria-* attributes and their supported values.

Imagine doing stuff like:

<button class="aria-disabled:cursor-not-allowed" aria-disabled="true">Submit</button>

Powerful stuff 🀯!

Note: Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I get compensated in some way if you buy through them but I promise I only recommend products I really like!

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