Tailwind Weekly #76: new Tailwind UI update and upcoming VSCode themes!

Hello folks!

Last week we got the BEST Tailwind UI update ever! Why? Because we have 13 new table designs, that's why 😍. And all responsive to boot.

Adam also teased us this week with a VSCode theme preview, made with the Tailwind CSS colors and it's supposedly upcoming soon! Can't wait to try them out.

Now, on to the usual πŸ˜‰.

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🌟 News

The latest Tailwind UI update was all about tables!

They got a new sticky header table, a table with grouped rows, a table with sortable headings, a table with checkboxes for bulk editing, a table for any scenario you can think of!

Just look at this beauty!

On another note, I always like to highlight community work and ecosystem contributions, and this week I noticed that my favorite Vue.js form library, FormKit, not only uses Tailwind CSS but also allows you to create your own theme for your forms using Tailwind CSS.

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πŸ“š Learning

Less Absolute Positioning With Modern CSS

Ahmad always amazes me with the ingenuity of his articles. This one is no exception. You'll learn how to code layouts that, were previously only doable with absolute positioning but now can be done with newer techniques like with CSS Grid.

Imagine doing a hero with lots of elements and no position: absolute, it's amazing! Β 

How to use the TailwindCSS Typography plugin

This one was written by yours truly. The Tailwind team made a great update to this plugin recently and after working with it since launch, I found a few quirks that you need to take into account when styling user-generated content with it. I hope you find it useful ☺️.

πŸ’… Showcase


Who's to say that a landing page with a simple color combination, simple icon designs, and a simple layout can't be catchy and attractive? That's exactly what Firewards does!

Sometimes all you need is great copy, minimal colors, and a good enough layout to get your point across πŸ˜„. Β 

🎁 Resource

Tailwind Shades

Yes, it's another color tool but you'll love this one too! Tailwind Shades allows you to create an entire color palette that is compatible with Tailwind's color conventions (50-900 shades) and it even gives you the JSON code to use on your Tailwind config.

You just have to pick an initial color and tweak the rest of the shades to your liking with all their customization options 🎨. It even suggests a name for your new color set!

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