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What We’re Excited About In TailwindCSS 3

January 4, 2022 Tim Website Design, HTML

Here on the Gecko Designs Dev Team, we’re excited to be using Tailwind CSS. We love the paradigm that it brings. It’s incredibly flexible, but provides some constraints that promote consistency. The build tools help keep the CSS file size limited to only what’s necessary, preventing slow loading times. And it’s well thought out – there are built in solutions for nearly any problem. In short, it’s a great tool and we enjoy using it. We’re even more excited now that version 3 has been released. 

The three biggest additions to Tailwind that we’re excited about are the new Just-In-Time compiler, new colored box shadows and a new color opacity syntax.

The new JIT compiler is awesome. First, it’s incredibly fast. It cuts down on build and compile times dramatically, making site development faster and easier. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, it enables arbitrary values to be used for the first time. This allows us to use any value as needed and develop pixel-perfect sites to match the designs our Design Team creates.

The standard gray box shadows are a little dull and dreary. Being able to add colors to box shadows adds polish and sharpness to our sites.

In addition to these updates, comes a new syntax to add opacity values to colors. Previously, opacity was added separately. Now, it can be set at the same time as the color. It might seem like a small change, but it makes for a quick, easy and fun development experience – always a nice addition.

We love working with Tailwind. It’s a fun tool to use and helps us deliver beautiful websites quickly. We’re excited by what’s new and can’t wait to see what’s next.

– The Gecko Designs Dev Team

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Michael Sweet 4 weeks ago
The Converge Foundation team really enjoyed working with Gecko Designs. It was our first foray into a professional website, and we had lots of ideas and much to consider. The folks at Gecko guided us through the process and we ended with a product that not only met our needs but was visually pleasing and easy to navigate. Our foundation works with a wide array of persons with varying abilities, so it was important for our foundation to have a website that was accessible. Gecko had the tools and background to support that objective.
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Katy Doss a month ago
We found Gecko Designs when we were in a huge bind with another website developer. Gecko jumped in and handled a huge technical project for our agency, and was a true pleasure to work with. We appreciated the thoughtfulness they brought to the project, and look forward to working with them again!
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Jessica Zephyrs a month ago
Gecko took over a very complicated project when another agency wasn't able to finish, and we are very pleased with the partnership. The team is knowledgeable, efficient, excellent communicators, and adept problem solvers. So happy to be working with them.
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Colleen Gallagher a month ago
After experiencing severe email deliverability issues for weeks, which is a huge problem for a small business, Gecko Designs was able to jump in and immediately uncover what was wrong and resolve the problems. They were extremely professional and helpful and I'm very grateful they got us up and running smoothly again.
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Mackenzie Cole a month ago
We've worked with Gecko for nearly a decade. They've delivered two complicated sites for us and are always quick to help when we have a request or bump into an issue. They're great to work with, responsive, and solution oriented!