Tailwind Weekly #90: another sneak peek, more about CSS variables and all colors in all formats!

Hello folks!

It's been a quiet week on the Tailwind CSS front but we did get a tidbit about the upcoming job board, can't wait to see it live!

Now onto our usual content šŸ˜‰.

šŸŒŸ News

We got a sneak peek of a small piece of UI for the upcoming job board project and it looks very nice. Really excited about it!

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šŸ“š Learning

Lea Verou | CSS Variable Secrets | CSS Day 2022

I watched this talk recently and it was just šŸ¤Æ. I can say I know the basics of CSS variables but this talk took it to a whole new level. I even learned about @property which seems so handy to solve very specific problems like the ones mentioned in the video. I bet it'll be pretty popular once it reaches more adoption. Overall, it was a GREAT talk!

Breaking Out of a Central Wrapper

This post addresses a very common problem a developer tends to have with layouts, especially with blog posts and the proposed solutions are very good. I especially liked solution #4 (Viewport width breakout technique) since I have never seen it before, also solution #5 (using CSS grid) was very clever! I now have this post bookmarked!

Complex vs Compound Selectors

This one is short and sweet! It's kind of theoretical really, but once you understand the concept of selector types you see it everywhere.

šŸ’… Showcase


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šŸŽ Resource

Tailwind CSS Color Palette in different CSS color formats

Created by me! I decided to create a handy resource for referring the Tailwind's color palette in the 3 most common CSS color formats: hex code, RGB, and HSL. I also added 1-click copy functionality and quick links so you can find the color you want right away. I hope you find it useful!

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