Tailwind Weekly #82: upcoming arbitrary variant support, great :has() video, and cool plugin for email development!

Hello folks!

We got a nice new exciting feature coming up, check the news sections for more details. And of course, the usual menu. I really love this week's showcase, I'm a huge fan of minimal sites, and this one is just elegant.

Now onto our usual πŸ˜‰

🌟 News

On the official side, we got a preview of an upcoming feature, now we'll have arbitrary variant support in Tailwind CSS πŸ₯³. This is huge because now we'll be able to easily create our own variants instead of relying only on plugins.

Imagine being able to write this kind of syntax into your markup:

<ul class="[&>*]:underline">

And have all the li children get an underline. With just one single class and no custom CSS at all, mind-blowing 🀯.

This new feature will be released in the upcoming 3.1 update so stay tuned!

Now, on the community side we have:

  • Termwind, a tool that helps you create command-line tools with Tailwind CSS and PHP just got a new release. Now you can use the justify-center and hidden classes.
  • Shruti Balasa, which you may know from her videos on tailwind, is conducting a full-day in-person workshop on Tailwind CSS in Amsterdam on June 13th at React Summit.

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πŸ“š Learning

Practical Use Cases for :has() Pseudo-Class

I have been hearing about the :has() selector for a while now and everybody is talking about how much of a game-changer it will be. Well, this video really opened my eyes to it and yes, it IS a game-changer I have been waiting for something like this for YEARS πŸš€.

πŸ’… Showcase

Dominik Sobe

This week I bring you another personal site, from Dominik Sobe, an indie hacker building HelpKit.

I love how minimalist it is and it uses just a few colors and lots of spacing to denote visual hierarchy. The typography is beautiful and I dig the use of Japanese for some of the links, it's a very nice touch.

🎁 Resource


This is another great plugin from cossssmin, who's building Maizzle. I have featured it a few times but for the new folks, Maizzle helps you create email templates with Tailwind CSS. This plugin integrates very well with it.

It basically helps you add variants to add code for specific email clients, think Gmail, Outlook, etc. It's as simple as: <div class="gmail:hidden">...</div>

Definitely a must-have if you're working with emails and Tailwind CSS.

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