Tailwind Weekly #99: a game-changer feature is coming, the State of CSS survey is open, and more!

Hello folks!

Not much has happened on the official these past few weeks but I think its becausde the Tailwind Labs team is preparing to launch a game-changer feature on the next Tailwind release, be sure to read the News section for more info!

Also, I wante dto mention that the "State of CSS" survey is open! This is an annual developer survey about the latest trends in CSS. If you use CSS in any way, be sure to fill out the survey. I make sure to read the results posts after and they're always surprising and exciting!

Now onto our usual content πŸ˜‰.

🌟 News

Since our last issue, Adam announced a new upcoming feature for Tailwind CSS, creating variants that accept parameters 🀯 and it's due to be shipped on the next Tailwind's release.

I'm actually very excited about this feature! The arbitrary values feature was a game changer for one-off edits and the arbitrary variants feature took inline customization to the next level. Now arbitrary variants with parameters will be even more powerful and keep your custom CSS to the absolute minimum! Β 

As Adam says, imagine being able to "do things like one-off breakpoints, supports checks, and more". The sky is the limit folks πŸš€!

🀩 Sponsors

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πŸ“š Learning

Starting a blank Jekyll site with Tailwind CSS in 2022

If you have been coding for a while then you know Jekyll is really old school. It was the first-ever static site generator and when Github announced native support for it on its GitHub pages it really took off. But, as with all things in tech, over time it lost momentum.

Nowadays Jekyll is well and good and still relevant today and with this post, you can learn how to use Tailwind CSS with it. The tutorial is pretty straightforward and very detailed. It's definitely a great excuse to try Jekyll again!

outline is your friend

The piece outlines all the reasons why the outline CSS property is the best choice for focus styles on the web and while it has disadvantages, over the years it has become more customizable and more approachable. Better yet, Tailwind CSS supports it and its customization properties quite well. Overall a great post!

πŸ’… Showcase


This week's showcase really ticks a few boxes for me. I'm a huge fan of anime and steampunk so I loved the site! I was actually delighted when I saw it was made with Tailwind ❀️, it does prove you can use Tailwind CSS to build practically anything.

🎁 Resource


If you like CLI tools then you'll definitely love twify. It's basically create-react-app but universal, you can use it to create any type of app, from nuxt, to remix, to even laravel and all with Tailwind CSS properly installed and configured. Β 

Even better? You can use it to install Tailwind CSS on existing projects too!

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