Longer form articles I have written.

  • Using Tailwind CSS with the Zola Static Site Generator

    After using it in a couple small projects I've fallen in love with the Tailwind CSS framework as a way to structure and apply CSS, and as a design system. When I was looking for a static site generator to build this site with, one of my search criteria was support for Tailwind CSS, either baked-in, or easy to add.

    I ultimately ended up adopting the Zola static site generator due to its simplicity, clear documentation, performance (haha millisecond builds go brrr), and it having a template language I preferred over the one used by Hugo. Despite Zola having an inbuilt support for processing SASS/SCSS, it does so with a SASS processor that's written in Rust and included in the Zola binary. As Tailwind CSS is build on top of the PostCSS tool, we can't throw the Tailwind styles into the Zola CSS system and call it a day.

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