It's been a pretty interesting week, the Tailwind Labs team is hard at work on a couple of upcoming updates (see the News section for more!) and the ecosystem is as vibrant as ever.
This time we also have a couple of articles and videos that can teach you more about CSS grid in Tailwind CSS and how to adapt Eslint and Prettier for your Tailwind development setup.
Now onto our usual content 😉.
It looks like the Tailwind Labs team is busy working on 2 upcoming updates! Lucky for us they decided to share a bit of the behind-the-scenes on Twitter:
- Steve is working on v2 of Heroicons and it looks sleek! Here's the sneak peek. Keep in mind Steve has been working on this update since last year but this month he mentioned he's hoping to launch it in the coming weeks.
- The team is also working on a personal website template for Tailwind UI. James gave us a sneak peek recently and it looks AMAZING, really excited for its launch 🎉
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I found this trick a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. Now that we have arbitrary support the sky is the limit! And this trick showcases exactly the thing you can do with it. Loved the cleverness!
Back in issue #83 I mentioned Shruti's Tailwind CSS' plugin for responsive grids. Well, just recently she decided to release a video that is part a demo for the plugin and part a class on how Tailwind handles CSS grid. I can say that even if you don't use the plugin, the video is great and you might learn a thing or two about how grids work in the framework.
I have always felt that configuring Eslint and Prettier is kind of dealing with dark magic 😅, so many options, possibilities, and conflicts too! But this article explains in detail how to setup up both properly for Tailwind CSS development and even how to make it work with VS Code too. Overall, a great read.
Here's another crypto site for you, with a completely different design, and oh wow, it looks good! Very clean, cool colors, looks very enterprise and "banksy". LOVE the mini-interaction animations.
For the curious, here's what OpenNode does:
A simple Bitcoin payment processor for any business. Accept Bitcoin payments, receive Bitcoin donations and send Bitcoin payouts all on the OpenNode platform.
This week's resource is related to accessibility and I love how unique and easy to use it is. It's a stylesheet that you add to your code and it highlights lots of accessibility issues. The demo does a great job of showing how powerful and useful it can be. It's basically just copy, paste and fix!
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