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No, Tailwind Doesn't Suck

Recorded:
May 26, 2021
Released:
June 2, 2021
Modified:
September 18, 2021

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss all things Tailwind including TailwindCSS, TailwindUI, and Tailwind headless components. The duo also discuss the minor "controversy" amongst the community (if you'd even call it that), about whether Tailwind is a good tool to use as it can make markup a bit messy looking, among other things. If you've ever wondered about using Tailwind then this is the episode for you!

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment, and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage to expand their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss all things Tailwind including TailwindCSS, TailwindUI, and Tailwind headless components. The duo also discusses the minor "controversy" amongst the community (if you'd even call it that), about whether Tailwind is a good tool to use as it can make markup a bit messy looking, among other things. If you've ever wondered about using Tailwind then this is the episode for you!

Show Notes

1:45 - What is TailwindCSS?

Why Use Tailwind?

5:55 - Speed
9:50 - Theming
19:19 - Standarization
21:10 - Community
28:13 - Responsiveness

Arugments against TailwindCSS

31:18 - Makes for ugly HTML
40:30 - Prevents people from learning CSS
42:30 - Doesn't support shadow DOM
44:28 - Needs compiling
46:30 - Large CSS size

Key Takeaways

  • TailWindCSS makes prototyping and building UI's a lot more streamlined. The ability to use simplified CSS in line removes the need to jump between files.
  • Most of the arguments against TailwindCSS are either preference based or outright wrong.

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