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  3. 6th October 2023
  4. Session: Adam Wathan

Tailwind CSS: It looks awful, and it works.

We’ve always been told that the right way to style our sites is to keep presentational details out of our markup, and safely encapsulate them in our stylesheets instead. But if this is the right way to build websites, why are our stylesheets always the first thing to spiral out of control into an unmaintainable 800kb mess that everyone on the team is afraid to change?

In this talk, you’ll learn why “separation of concerns” isn’t the right way to think about the relationship between HTML and CSS, why presentational class names lead to code that’s so much easier to maintain, as well as loads of tips, tricks, and best practices for getting the most out of Tailwind CSS, directly from the creator himself.

  • 14:15 - 14:45
  • 6th October 2023
  • Track 2

Session Speaker

Adam Wathan

Founder, Tailwind Labs

Adam is a full-stack developer, entrepreneur, and the creator of Tailwind CSS. He has made a career out of constantly second-guessing conventional wisdom, trying to get to the bottom of why we do things the way we do, and exploring if there isn’t a better way.

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