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5 Reasons Tailwind might not be the right choice. (WDS #1)

Disclaimer this is 100% satire. For fun on a Friday (Web Dev Satire #1)

1) The license is too controlling

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The fact I have to sign a blood contract to use Tailwind is baffling. I'm hoping this is fixed in a future release. Until then, I'm trying to skate by, but Adam Wathan keeps calling me.


2) Readability

My vision is pretty good with my glasses, but Tailwind's docs' most recent update recommends not looking at your code. Instead, you need to feel your code through your fingertips. I keep trying, but every time I look up, my code is a mess. It's not my fault. It's Tailwinds.


3) Not enough Support

The TailwindUI team is not putting out enough content. Components for React & Vue. What about components for AngularJS 1.X? Not to mention it doesn't support currently support Netscape browser, the largest browser of 1996. There are no plans to support Netscape in the future. It's disappointing.


4) Tailwind is forcing me to use it

Despite how much I hate Tailwind. I have to use it; there are no alternatives out there. If only there was some way I could use some other sort of styling. I'd name it CSS, Cascading Style Sheets; it would be revolutionary. Alas, there is nothing else I can use.


5) There aren't enough articles bashing Tailwind.

Every article I see about Tailwind is by people who completely understand it and love it. Where are all the naysayers? Its clear Tailwind is brainwashing developers. They won't get me and my tinfoil hat anytime soon.


In case it isn't clear by now, this is satire! Web Dev has gotten so full of uninformed opinions, I thought I'd poke some fun. To the Tailwind team, you're great. To the people who hate Tailwind, cool. Happy Friday!

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Francisco Quintero πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

LOL. Awesome. Like the "It's the future article" xD

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GrahamTheDev

Which "its the future article" might that be, would love to read it πŸ˜‰

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Francisco Quintero πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I meant this article which was inspired by "It's the Future".

Hope you enjoy the reading :)

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GrahamTheDev

Cool I will go and check it out when get a chance, thanks!

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GrahamTheDev

A good chuckle on a Friday...and I am one of the β€œuninformed” ones!

Have a fantastic weekend! β€οΈπŸ¦„

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Blake Campbell

It's nice to poke fun occasionally. Have a great weekend!

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GrahamTheDev

Occasionally? You obviously haven’t seen my post and comment history, it is my favourite pastime! 😜🀣🀣

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MOATAZ795

I wrote several words and created a card with it in the w3css library, and these words took on the response and delusion and everything needed while the trainer wrote nearly a line and a half in Tailwindcss, and this raises the question, is it useful to learn it?πŸ§πŸ˜•

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Nurudeen Alimi

Well, bootstrap wasn't good enough, that's why we have other CSS frameworks, at first I don't like any CSS frameworks or library that rivals bootstrap, but to be honest it won't solve all responsive design issues based on the project requirements that's why you have to be very good at CSS. My advice for all of you jumping on the criticism ship of Tailwind CSS, save your time on something you are good at, if Tailwind does not solve your design problems, please move on, the reason why we have so many web frameworks and architecture is that we all feel we need a better solution for different problems.

In addition, if you want your article to be acceptable by pros, please provide other alternatives, because your article looks like ranting

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Blake Campbell

You might want to actually read the article before commenting or at least the first sentence.

This article is a joke, making fun of articles that hate on Tailwind. I hope pros don't take this seriously.

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Nurudeen Alimi

Lol

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Jack H. Peterson

Finally some valid criticisms!

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Kyrian Obikwelu

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚. Perfect!

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robvirtuoso

HAHAHA