Tailwind Weekly #98: upcoming features, CSS colors, and cascade layers πŸ’…

Hello folks!

It's been a quiet week on the official front but we did get a few sneak peeks at what's coming, all is in the next News section, I must admit I'm pretty excited about the first sneak peek, it's gonna be revolutionary for a lot of sites!

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

We may be getting a new @config directly which will allow the use of more than one config file. This is gonna be huge for big projects and sites with multiple themes, like the example shows. Imagine generating different CSS files for your app's admin side and public side. The CSS file sizes will be tiny!

It seems the Tailwind UI team is working on a redesign for the earliest components and they're asking for feedback, be sure to check the Twitter thread for more info but overall, I think both options look great!

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πŸ“š Learning

CSS color pro tips

This is the best video about colors in CSS that I have seen in quite a while! It talks about the basics and how colors have changed in CSS and how you should work with it now. It's from the popular YouTuber Kevin Powell so you know it's gonna be good!

Using CSS Cascade Layers to Manage Custom Styles in a Tailwind Project

This is an excellent article on how to mix Tailwind's @layer directive with the CSS Cascade Layers feature, according to the post you can avoid having to use !important if you set up your cascade layers properly. Overall a great read!

πŸ’… Showcase

Github Next

This week's showcase is quite fancy! It has a very clean layout and uses color contrast and subtle gradients to add emphasize part of the content. It also uses a custom font which I have never seen before but it looks very elegant and was a great choice for the site. Also, those charts' animations look lovely 😍!

For the curious, here's Github Next's description:

GitHub Next investigates the future of software development. We are a team of researchers and engineers, exploring things beyond the adjacent possible. We prototype tools and technologies that will change our craft. We identify new approaches to building healthy, productive software engineering teams.

🎁 Resource

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