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Tailwind CSS tutorial #21: Letter Spacing

In the article, we will go into detail on how to use Letter spacing.

Letter spacing

Format

tracking-{size}

Tailwind Class CSS Property
tracking-tighter letter-spacing: -0.05em;
tracking-tight letter-spacing: -0.025em;
tracking-normal letter-spacing: 0em;
tracking-wide letter-spacing: 0.025em;
tracking-wider letter-spacing: 0.05em;
tracking-widest letter-spacing: 0.1em;

Code

<ul class="container mx-auto divide-y divide-gray-400 divide-dotted" style="font-family: Raleway">
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-tighter text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing:</span>: -0.05em</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-tighter</div>
  </li>
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-tight text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing</span>: -0.025em</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-tight</div>
  </li>
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-normal text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing:</span>: 0</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-normal</div>
  </li>
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-wide text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing</span>: 0.025em</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-wide</div>
  </li>
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-wider text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing</span>: 0.05em</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-wider</div>
  </li>
  <li class="flex items-center justify-between px-4 py-2">
    <div>
      <p class="tracking-widest text-md leading-tight">Bubble Gum robot, or “Bubbles” for short, is from a family of track-footed robots that ¬originated from an experiment melding candy vending machines with robotics in the early 1980s. Bubbles is a favorite of Binaryville, not just because she generously dispenses candy, but also because she has one of the more "bubbly" personalities of the villagers.</p>  
      <div class="text-xs font-mono font-light leading-tight text-gray-500 mt-2"><span class="font-bold">letter-spacing</span>: 0.1em</div>
    </div>
    <div class="text-xs font-semibold font-mono whitespace-nowrap px-2 py-1 ml-5 rounded text-white bg-pink-500 rounded-2">tracking-widest</div>
  </li>
</ul>
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Overall Output
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Resources:
tailwind.css

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