I have started the implementation of the Tailwind CSS template on Joomla as a proof of concept of the idea of an utility-first framework. The final objective has been creating a full alternative of the classic front-end stack that empowers the current generation of the big CMSs. Today, I'm publishing XT Tailwind for Joomla 3.0. This version includes the HTML Asset Tags Builder, a tool to coordinate the Asset Tags of installed packages. At this point, it is possible to install the template on any Joomla site and integrate the content generation with the new design, based on Tailwind CSS. 


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A year ago, I presented at UbuCon Europe, Devops with Lando and Dockerhttps://joo.nu/devops. Now, it is time to release an update to the sample recipes to the latest Lando version.

On February 01, 2019, the Lando team released a major update, Lando Is Ready For The Masses With RC2 Release. The article describes how Lando has been growing exponentially and the need for an architecture reorganization to reduce the technical debt and prepare Lando for the future.

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A month ago, on May 13, 2019, Tailwind team released 1.0.0, the first stable release of the project. Tailwind has been growing exponentially, and the step of defining a stable API is the most important milestone achieved so far.

At its core, Tailwind offers:

  • A clean and simple Utility-first set of tools and syntax to express any design
  • A modern toolbox to quickly manage templates
  • A consistent approach to achieve the objectives with a lean methodology

I have created a template for Joomla that implements Tailwind CSS. Now, it is the right time to publish the third version of the template that empowers this blog: anibalsanchez/XT-Tailwind-for-Joomla v2.0.3. The template comes with the latest Tailwind CSS version (1.0.3) that has been released after the v1 mark. It is powered by Tailwind, Webpack, PostCSS, PurgeCSS, and CSSNano. The final size of the stylesheet is minimal, 3KB.

After many years of build extensions for Joomla with traditional tools like bash scripts or Phing, I have started a project Extly's Buildfiles for Joomla to modernize my personal Toolbox for Joomla extension development: anibalsanchez/extly-buildfiles-for-joomla.

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At this time, JavaScript is a dominant driven force in all of my projects. So, seamless integration between PHP and JavaScript ecosystems is the best approach. So, the build scripts are mainly based on JavaScript dev tools to integrate modern PHP and Joomla development.