Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS

An introduction to utility class and component based styling, and how to soar with Tailwind CSS.

Things we’ll cover:

  • Advantages and disadvantages to utility based styling and Tailwind.
  • How to install Tailwind and add it to your build process using tools such as Symfony Encore and Laravel Mix.
  • How to configure and customise Tailwind for your project.
  • How to promote repeating classes into re-usable components for better maintainability.
  • Strategies to control the file size, and using external tools like PurgeCSS.

Also, if time allows:

  • How to extend Tailwind and add extra classes with community written plugins.
  • How to write and test your own custom plugins.

Slides

Video

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Events

Drupal Bristol in Bristol, UK - 16th January 2018
PHP South Wales in Cardiff, UK - 30th July 2018
Cheltenham WordPress Meetup in Cheltenham, UK - 16th April 2019
WordCamp Bristol 2019 in Bristol, UK - 17th May 2019
Blue Conf 2019 in Cardiff, UK - 6th June 2019
CMS Philly in Philadelphia, USA (Remote) - 30th April 2020

About Me

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Oliver Davies is a Full Stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Team Lead at Inviqa and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal, Symfony and Laravel development and Linux systems administration.