People have been talking about the best way to sort your utility classes in Tailwind projects for at least four years. Today we’re excited to announce that you can finally stop worrying about it with the release of our official Prettier plugin for Tailwind CSS.
Today we’re announcing the next version of the Tailwind CSS Typography plugin, which brings easy dark mode support, a brand new customization API, and the
not-prose class I wasn’t sure we’d ever figure out how to support.
Today we’re announcing a new standalone CLI build that gives you the full power of Tailwind CLI in a self-contained executable — no Node.js or npm required.
Tailwind CSS v3.0 is here — bringing incredible performance gains, huge workflow improvements, and a seriously ridiculous number of new features.
Almost 6 months in the making, we finally released Tailwind UI Ecommerce — the first all-new component kit for Tailwind UI since the initial launch back in February 2020.
We just released Headless UI v1.4, which includes a brand new
Tab component, and new APIs for manually closing
Disclosure components more easily.
Well I can’t say we were really planning on it but over the last few weeks we’ve been having a ton of fun dumping new and exciting features into Tailwind and now feels like the right time to cut a release, so here it is — Tailwind CSS v2.2!
We’ve built-in a new high-performance CLI tool, added
::after support, introduced new
peer-* variants for sibling styling, added variants for styling highlighted text, and tons more.
Today we’re excited to add first class support for React and Vue 3 to all of the examples in Tailwind UI, which makes it even easier to adapt them for your projects.
Last fall we announced Headless UI, a library of completely unstyled, fully accessible UI components, designed to pair perfectly with Tailwind CSS.
Today we’re super excited to release Headless UI v1.0, which more than doubles the amount of included components for both React and Vue.
The first new feature update since Tailwind CSS v2.0 is here and loaded with lots of cool stuff! We’ve merged the new JIT engine to core, added first-class support for composable CSS filters, added blending mode utilities, and a bunch more.
Just over a year ago we released the very first version of Heroicons, which is a set of beautiful UI icons we designed alongside Tailwind UI. Since then we’ve added tons of new icons, and designed and launched a dedicated web experience.
Today we’re excited to finally release Heroicons v1.0, which includes over 450+ free icons in two styles, official React and Vue libraries, and Figma assets.
Update: As of Tailwind CSS v2.1, the new Just-in-Time engine is included right in Tailwind CSS itself, so you don’t need the
@tailwindcss/jit package anymore. Learn more in the documentation.
One of the hardest constraints we’ve had to deal with as we’ve improved Tailwind CSS over the years is the generated file size in development. With enough customizations to your config file, the generated CSS can reach 10mb or more, and there’s only so much CSS that build tools and even the browser itself will comfortably tolerate.
For that reason, you’ve always had to be careful about expensive changes to your config file like adding too many extra breakpoints or enabling extra variants like
Today I’m super excited to share a new project we’ve been working on that makes these considerations a thing of the past: a just-in-time compiler for Tailwind CSS.
Many years ago I got a message from Steve that said something like:
Have I ever shared this guy’s Dribbble profile with you before? Been following him forever, some of my absolute favorite work I’ve ever found.
That person was James McDonald, and today we’re totally over the moon to share that James is joining our team full-time.
Today we’re excited to release Tailwind CSS: From Zero to Production, a new screencast series that teaches you everything you need to know to get up and running with Tailwind CSS v2.0 from scratch.
We started working with David Luhr last summer on a project-by-project basis to help us develop a Figma version of Tailwind UI (almost ready!), as well as to leverage his accessibility expertise when building Tailwind UI templates, ensuring we were following best practices and delivering markup that would work for everyone, no matter what tools they use to browse the web.
Today we’re excited to share that David has joined the team full-time!
Imagine you’re implementing a beautiful design you or someone on your team carefully crafted in Figma. You’ve nailed all the different layouts at each breakpoint, perfected the whitespace and typography, and the photography you’re using is really bringing the design to life.
It looks totally amazing — until you connect it your actual production content and realize that your beautiful grid of blog cards falls apart because, of course, real article excerpts aren’t all magically exactly three lines long, and now each card is a different height.
Sound familiar? If so, the line-clamp plugin is here to save your bacon.
Almost exactly 18 months ago we released Tailwind CSS v1.0, which signalled a commitment to stability while continuing to push the boundaries with exciting new features in every minor release.
Over the course of those 18 months we released nine minor versions that added features like placeholder styling, screenreader visibility, CSS grid, transitions, transforms, animations, layout utilities, integrated tree-shaking, gradients, and tons more.
Today we’re finally releasing Tailwind CSS v2.0.
We just released Tailwind CSS v1.9 which adds support for configuration presets, useful new CSS grid utilities, extended border radius, rotate, and skew scales, helpful accessibility improvements, and more!
This isn’t a problem if you’ve already bought in to the framework, but if you’re just trying to kick the tires for the first time it’s a lot of friction. You either have to set up a local development environment with PostCSS support, or stick to the static CDN build, which means you lose out on lots of cool features.
So today we’re excited to release the first version of Tailwind Play, an advanced online playground for Tailwind CSS that lets you use all of Tailwind’s build-time features directly in the browser.
One of the biggest pain points when building modern web applications is building custom components like select menus, dropdowns, toggles, modals, tabs, radio groups — components that are pretty similar from project to project, but never quite the same.
You could use an off-the-shelf package, but they usually come tightly coupled with their own provided styles. It ends up being very hard to get them to match the look and feel of your own project, and almost always involves writing a bunch of CSS overrides, which feels like a big step backwards when working Tailwind CSS.
The other option is building your own components from scratch. At first it seems easy, but then you remember you need to add support for keyboard navigation, managing ARIA attributes, focus trapping, and all of a sudden you’re spending 3-4 weeks trying to build a truly bullet-proof dropdown menu.
We think there’s a better option, so we’re building it.
A lot of cool stuff has been added to Tailwind since the last time we published any screencasts, so we thought it would be a great idea to record a little series that covers all of the new additions.
“What’s new in Tailwind CSS?” is a series of 12 short videos that teach you everything you need to know about some of our favorite new Tailwind features.
Tailwind CSS v1.8 is now available with a handful of new utilities, a couple new features, and an exciting new experiment!
Back in February we released Tailwind UI, a directory of HTML component examples designed for you to copy and paste into your Tailwind projects as a starting point for your own designs.
One example of this is enter/leave transitions, like when you toggle a dropdown menu and see it fade in and out.
A few months back we quietly released Heroicons, a set of free SVG icons we initially designed to support the components in Tailwind UI. Today we’re launching the official Heroicons web experience, which makes it easier than ever to search for icons and quickly copy them to your clipboard as Tailwind-ready HTML or JSX.
Another new Tailwind release is here! This time with support for gradients, background-clip, experimental support for using
@apply with variant utilities, and tons more. Let’s dig in!
Back in May we published our first job posting to help us find a full-stack developer to join our team.
After receiving almost 900 applications and interviewing dozens of talented people, we’re excited to finally share that Robin Malfait accepted our offer for the position and is officially part of the Tailwind Labs team as of today!
It’s like Tailwind CSS v1.5 except now there’s animation support, overscroll utilities, and more!
There aren’t supposed to be any breaking changes here, but I thought that last time too. If I did break something, first person to report it gets a Tailwind shirt.
Today we are super excited to share that Simon Vrachliotis has joined the development team at Tailwind Labs! (We just finalized that new business name by the way, pretty cool right?)
Simon has been a utility-first true believer since before Tailwind even existed, and authored an oft-referenced case study on his experience rebuilding his company’s entire website with functional CSS in 10 days way back in February 2017.
Back in June, Brad Cornes joined our company as our very first team member. We didn’t have a blog to announce it back then, but better late than never right?
You might know Brad as the creator of the amazing Tailwind CSS IntelliSense plugin for VS Code, which he first released way back in 2018 and has since been installed over 100,000 times!
I was hoping to save v1.5.0 for something really exciting but we needed a new feature to support the new
@tailwindcss/typography plugin so h*ck it, we’re dropping some new stuff on you early.
No breaking changes, this is a minor release and we’re professionals you silly goose.
Until now, trying to style an article, document, or blog post with Tailwind has been a tedious task that required a keen eye for typography and a lot of complex custom CSS.
That’s why today we’re excited to release
@tailwindcss/typography — a plugin that lets you easily style vanilla HTML content with beautiful typographic defaults.
One of the things we believe as a team is that everything we make should be sealed with a blog post. Forcing ourselves to write up a short announcement post for every project we work on acts as a built-in quality check, making sure that we never call a project “done” until we feel comfortable telling the world it’s out there.
The problem was that up until today, we didn’t actually have anywhere to publish those posts!
Today we’re releasing a new version of the Tailwind CSS IntelliSense extension for Visual Studio Code that adds Tailwind-specific linting to both your CSS and your markup.