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July 24, 2020

Create a Simple TailwindCSS Plugin

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

The TailwindCSS library is amazing. We can create some beautiful user interfaces with their utility and component classes. But, what happens when you need to build some custom solutions? Well then, a TailwindCSS plugin is what you'll need to create. ...

July 18, 2020

Getting Started with TailwindCSS

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

Tailwind has been gaining popularity and it's getting picked up by a lot of developers and designers. My hope is that everyone will soon know the awesomeness of this amazing library. So, in this tutorial, I want to show you the simplest way to get a ...

July 16, 2020

Animations with Alpine

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Alpine gives you the ability to implement simple javascript functionality in your application without pulling in a larger library like Vue or React. Some use-cases for using alpine are modal pop-ups or simple drop-downs. And luckily, creating some si...

July 12, 2020

Building Apps with the Tall Stack

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

The Tall Stack is a full-stack development solution which combines a set of tools as a way of easily and quickly building applications. The Tall Stack consists of the following: Tailwind Alpine Laravel Livewire Utilizing the Tall Stack will...

July 9, 2020

Laravel Fillable and Guarded

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

When working with Laravel and Eloquent, you can take advantage of a bunch of cool helper functions that make inserting, updating, and deleting data from your database very easy. Let's start with a quick example of how you can create a new post. <?...

July 8, 2020

The Benefits of Blade View Components

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

I've been around the Laravel game for quite some time now, and sometimes it's kind of hard to keep up with all the awesome new features released in this framework. I finally got around to digging into Blade View Components, which allow you to create ...

July 5, 2020

Top 10 TailwindCSS Resources

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Tailwind is quickly becoming one of the most popular CSS libraries in 2020. That means we are also going to get a ton of awesome resources along with Tailwind. In this quick round-up I'll be sharing with you some of the best resources and tools you'l...

July 2, 2020

Understanding Polymorphic Relationships

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

Polymorphic Relationships frightened me a little bit. I mean, who wouldn't be afraid of something called "Polymorphic Relationships." Even saying those words used to make me shiver, but that's what I hope to change for you. In this tutorial...

July 1, 2020

Adding Cursive Fonts to VS Code

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

I tend to watch a lot of programming tutorials and I have seen many developers with code editors that have cursive fonts on specific attributes and text. I kept on telling myself, "I need to add that to my code editor." Well, I've finally f...

June 24, 2020

Why TailwindCSS is Dangerous

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

TailwindCSS is dangerous and you should be careful before using this CSS library, but probably not in the way you may be thinking... Let me clarify. Tailwind is dangerous because if you spend time together, you're going to fall in love. That doesn't ...

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