Utility First CSS with Tailwind

In this presentation, we delve into Tailwind CSS, a utility-first framework that streamlines UI development by reducing the need to write new CSS. We’ll explore how traditional approaches like semantic CSS and BEM often lead to code duplication and overly complex style sheets. By comparing these methodologies, we’ll highlight how Tailwind’s utility-first approach encourages using a predefined set of utility classes, drastically cutting down on CSS growth and ensuring consistency across projects. We’ll also cover the core principles of Tailwind CSS that facilitate this efficiency, including its emphasis on reusable utility classes that minimize the risk of premature abstraction—a common source of bloat in traditional CSS.

About the Venue

We’re excited to host this event at Source Allies, a prominent technology services company known for its brilliant minds and comfy slippers! Their team of experts has a wealth of experience in solving complex problems and building enterprise applications, making it the perfect setting for our tech-driven gathering.



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Mon, May 13th @ 6:30pm


Source Allies
4501 NW Urbandale Dr,
Urbandale, IA 50322

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