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Discussion on: TailwindCSS: Adds complexity, does nothing.

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Immense thank you, @brianboyko !

So glad articles like these start to be written, providing simple and precise explanation of what is wrong with Tailwind.

My personal a-ha moment came after inheriting a project with it. It was supposed to be a no-brainer, after all you don't have to learn someone else's home-made CSS framework with Tailwind (they say)!

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Yeah, lg:pl-12 lg:pr-6 -mt-1 lg:mt-0, give me home-made CSS frameworks any time instead of this mess.