Tailwind Weekly #78: learn the origins of Tailwind CSS + more!

Hello folks!

What a nostalgic week! We got a video about the origins of our favorite CSS framework and also got a new marketing site for the book that started it all.

For all of you that have been using Tailwind CSS and following Adam and Steve's journey from the beginning, it's been quite a ride, isn't it?

Let's hope for more years to come ā¤ļø.

šŸŒŸ News

Offerzen released a documentary about Laravel a few weeks ago and its turns out they also recorded this bit about Tailwind CSS and decided to release it this week, it's awesome!

On a side note, I know this is not directly related to Tailwind but this book is so good I had to mention it:

A few years ago Adam and Steve wrote an incredible book called "Refactoring UI", about designing good interfaces, this week they released a new website for the book and while the good is excellent, the marketing website is on another level! Do check it out!

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šŸ“š Learning

Understanding Layout Algorithms

This is an incredible article and will seriously change how you think about CSS layout features like positioning, flexbox, CSS grid, tables, etc. This is an article I wish I had read years ago, yes, it's that good. If you work with CSS on a daily basis you have to read it.

How to customize the container component in Tailwind CSS

This one is written by yours truly! I wanted to document some things I learned while using the container component and also decided to share it with you all šŸ˜„.

šŸ’… Showcase

Usman Asif

This is a beautiful portfolio site, it uses a lot of Tailwind's default colors but the layout and design make it very unique and aesthetically pleasing. I love its use of background patterns, its varied shapes, and the custom icons. Overall it's a great example of a good-looking portfolio site šŸ§‘ā€šŸŽØ. Ā 

šŸŽ Resource


Who doesn't love animations! This is another library that does CSS transitions and does it very simple, you just import a CSS file and it set the animations via data attributes in your HTML, its as simple as:

<div transition-style="in:wipe:up"></div>

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