Rusty  Shanahan

Rusty Shanahan

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Designer— TailwindCSS, AlpineJS, and Netlify.

This is a 3-part series showcasing the main tools and principles that helped me (a Designer) make the transition to shipping production code at work and releasing my own side projects.

On this journey, the biggest challenge I faced was simply wrapping my head around the basics. I struggled to build a layout, create basic interactions or to make things live on the web.

There’s still quite a bit to learn, but I feel like these tools have really provided that momentum for me to get my foot in the door and help level up my skills. Hopefully they can help you too.

**Part One — Tailwind **(this post)

First, we’ll take a look at Tailwind; a utility-first CSS framework that helped me easily build responsive layouts and components.

Part Two — Alpine

Next, we’ll have a look at the struggles of trying to learn JavaScript and how Alpine allowed me to create powerful interactions and user experiences with minimal knowledge.

Part Three — Netlify

Finally, we’ll learn how to make our projects live and put them out into the world for others to use with Netlify and GitHub.

Note: I’ll also mention that I’m not sponsored or being paid by any of these companies. I just love what they’re doing and appreciate how much they’ve helped me on my journey 🤜


Part One — Tailwind

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Over the course of my career as a Designer, I’ve learnt a tonne of different software, methodologies, frameworks, principles, etc — the list is endless.

During that time, learning to code is hands down the hardest thing I’ve attempted.

It seemed so much more complicated and convoluted than what it should be to build out a simple layout or create something like a dropdown menu.

Tailwind to the rescue

Tailwind is a utility-first CSS framework.

Each CSS declaration e.g. background-color: red is a class by itself — a utility class e.g. class="bg-red-500". Before we dive into the benefits of doing this, let’s compare some code.

Below let’s look at an example straight from the Tailwind docs that I think sums up the comparison perfectly.

Example 1: Using the BEM (Block Element Modifier) methodology

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And this is the CSS for those classes.

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Example 2: Using utility-first CSS via Tailwind

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At initial glance:

  1. There’s much less code written to get to the same outcome
  2. It can look like gibberish
  3. It looks like we’ve introduced inline styles
  4. We’re still using CSS?

Let’s jump in and address these differences and benefits, and why it might help make something click for you, as it did for me.

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