Tailwind Weekly #96: new template, new heroicons batch, and new update for Tailwind Play baby 😎

Hello folks!

For my US friends, I hope you had a great long weekend!

This week we got some couple of exciting news from the Tailwind Labs team: a brand new template, new beautiful icons, and a cool update for Tailwind Play. Get more info in the news section!

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

Ok since we missed last week we got a couple of updates for you.

The Spotlight template preview is simply lovely!

First and most important, we got a new template! Say hello to Spotlight, a personal website template with a beautiful modern design that also includes a very good-looking dark mode.

A new batch of Heroicons

Second, Steve announced a new batch of icons for Heroicons, it's just a few of them but little by little, the library is growing!

Last but not least, the Tailwind Labs team added support for the insiders builds on Tailwind Play. This means that you can test the latest unreleased features without leaving your browser!

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πŸ“š Learning

Everything You Need To Know About CSS Gradients

Another awesome video from Youtuber Colt Steele, the best part for me was all the examples he gave for Conic gradients and how easy they were to use. Definitely gave me a few ideas to use in the future! Overall this is a great CSS gradients intro for beginners and senior devs alike.

Do you know about overflow: clip?

This is a great article on how and why to use the overflow: clip CSS declaration. As always Kilian offers a concise explanation of the feature and shows a very cool example, he even mentions the related overflow-clip-margin property. The best thing is, that you can already use overflow: clip with Tailwind CSS by using the overflow-clip class. Β 

How to do gradient text with Tailwind CSS

Written by me! I wanted to do a gradient text effect on a project and realized how easy it is to do it with Tailwind CSS but I also found some gotchas, which are documented in the article. I hope you find it useful! Β 

πŸ’… Showcase


This week we have a website with a very unique design, more grungy looking, and reminds me a lot of a comic book. I have to say I love the font choices (Inter ftw!) and the fancy background effects. Even the cookie consent popup looks cool!

For the curious, here's Leadgeek description:

Trusted by Amazon FBA sellers across the world, Leadgeek offers online arbitrage sourcing lists, software, and tools to put you in control of your selling.

🎁 Resource

Wind UI

Here's another component library for you. Based on Tailwind CSS of course and uses a beautiful green hue as the main color, it also looks very clean and most of the components have a lot of variations. If you like the green hue then this is a great library to jump-start your next project.

Crowd Favorite is hiring a full-time Senior Web Developer, Open Source
Remote / USA

Spear AI is hiring a full-time Frontend Engineer
Washington D.C. Β· $95,000 – $145,000 USD

CMS Max is hiring a full-time Lead Tailwind Developer
Remote / USA

Third Time Games is hiring a full-time Web Developer
Remote / Orlando, FL

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