Tailwind Weekly #77: improvements to Tailwind Play and an upcoming new product!

Hello folks!

What an exciting week! We got an update to Tailwind Play and a new product category sneak peek for Tailwind UI.

If you do want to hear the behind-the-scenes story behind the new product the Tailwind Labs team is cooking I recommend you listen to this podcast episode from "The Art of Product" where Adam is very candid about it.

Now, onto our usual menu šŸ˜‰.

šŸŒŸ News

First things first!

Steve made a very exciting announcement this week, regarding a new future project from the Tailwind Labs team. It seems the next product will be full-blown templates, instead of just component snippets.

Overall, I think it's a great move for the team and I, as someone who uses Tailwind UI components quite a lot, am very excited to see what designs they come up with. This will definitely be a must-buy for me šŸ’ø.

Second, Tailwind Play got a very big update with lots of features, including automatic code formatting, a new "Generated CSS" panel, and a new "Copy" button on the code editor, among other things.

We also got a very cool announcement from the creators of Windy and our very own sponsor Devtools for Tailwind, they launched a free tool that generates style guides automatically from your Tailwind config files.

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šŸ“š Learning

Using the Specificity of :where() as a CSS Reset

I kept hearing about the new :where pseudo-class a few months ago and didn't think much of it until I read this article. Now I understand why the Tailwind CSS team used to achieve the not-prose component reset feature, :where() works beautifully for resets and for carefully managing the specificity of your custom CSS. While I don't think it's a feature that you'll use often, I think it's valuable to have it in your arsenal. Ā 

šŸ’… Showcase

Charlie Joseph

First of all, that logo is beautiful šŸ˜!

This week's showcase is a personal site and while the design is very simple I find it clean, very well structured, and I love the typography too (Inter ftw!). Oh, and it's also fast as hell šŸš€.

šŸŽ Resource

TailwindCSS V3 Design System

Do you love working with Figma and with Tailwind CSS? Then you'll love this week's resource. It's basically "an unofficial design system tokens for Tailwind CSS". Great as a nice starting point when designing a website and wanting to stick to Tailwind CSS defaults.

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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Designing on your own and want fancy icons? Check out Iconfinder, they have the biggest and best selection of icons I have ever seen. All from highly talented designers from around the world.

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