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Tailwind Weekly #105: Learn all about color formats, the history of CSS and :where() 🤓!

Hello folks!

It's been a quiet week on Tailwind CSS land, the Tailwind Labs team is probably recharging and taking a breather, which is very well deserved ❤️!

I did want to remind you that our friend Simon is continually posting cool short videos about different Tailwind features, be sure to follow him on Twitter!

Now onto our usual content 😉.

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📚 Learning

Color Formats in CSS - hex, rgb, hsl, lab

Another incredible guide from Joshua, this guy is a machine! This is everything you need to know about working with colors in CSS plus a look at what's coming soon to evergreen browsers. Overall, a great read!!

The evolution of scalable CSS

This is a great recap of how CSS first started, how it has evolved over other years, how people have come up with strategies on how to better use it, and how we got to the utility classes trend led by Tailwind CSS. I have to admit it made me quite nostalgic!

CSS :where() to replace complex multi-selectors

Another great post about the use of :where() to optimize your CSS selectors. :where allows you to stop repeating yourself when writing custom CSS and its browser support is excellent.

💅 Showcase

Florian Kapfenberger

Another personal site this week but this one is special, it's so colorful! Even tho it uses Tailwind CSS default colors, the combinations really pop. Also, the dark mode is gorgeous and the big font really helps with readability. Overall a great personal site example!

🎁 Resource

Tinymotion

Love Tailwind, Vue, and animations? Then you'll love this library! Tinymotion is a small animation library made for Vue.js and it's compatible with Tailwind CSS utility classes. The setup is pretty simple so you can get started with it pretty quickly!

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