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Discussion on: Why Tailwind Isn't for Me

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Ken Collins • Edited on

Thank you so much for posting this. I think the biggest for me is your #4 which I heard as... this does not lean toward the future nor does degrade or yield to better authorship.

Another aspect that I do not find attractive about TailwindCSS vs semantic BEM or SUIT components is that from the outside your HTML is not testable. Those familiar with Capybara tests or using assert_select functionally may have found semantic CSS finders easy to use and validate. Sure you can pollute your HTML even more with data attributes to achieve the same results, but where does this utility CSS proposed benefits actually come to fruition? So far it has just been a painful adoption curve for me but I will keep trying. Even though my gut says this is not... the way.