That covers the most exciting stuff, but check out the release notes for an exhaustive list of every
single little improvement we’ve made since the last release.
Upgrading your projects is as easy as installing the latest
version of tailwindcss from npm:
You can also try out all of the new features on Tailwind Play, right in your browser.
Extended color palette for darker darks
One of the most common feature requests we’ve had over the years
is to add darker shades for every color — usually because someone
is building a dark UI and just wants more options down in that dark
end of the spectrum.
Well wish granted — in Tailwind CSS v3.3 we’ve added a new
950 shade for every single color.
In the grays they act as basically a tinted black, which is
great for ultra dark UIs:
And in the rest of the color spectrum we optimized
950 for high contrast text and tinted control
Believe it or not the hardest part about this project was
convincing ourselves to be okay with having 11 shades per color.
Trying to make that look good in the color palette documentation was a nightmare.
Also pour one out for the 50 shades of gray jokes we used to be
able to make.
ESM and TypeScript support
Now you can configure Tailwind CSS in ESM, or even in
When you run npx tailwindcss init, we’ll detect if
your project is an ES Module and automatically generate your config
file with the right syntax.
You can also generate an ESM config file explicitly by using the
npx tailwindcss init --esm
To generate a TypeScript config file, use the --ts
npx tailwindcss init --ts
A lot of people assume this is easy because they’re writing
their own code in ESM already (even if it’s being transpiled by
their build tool) but it’s actually pretty tricky — we literally
have to transpile the config file for you on the fly.
It’s a bit easier to understand why this has to happen when you
think of the TypeScript case, because of course Tailwind is
uncompiled TypeScript file.
We’re handling this with the wonderful jiti library
under the hood, and using Sucrase to transpile the code with the best possible
performance while keeping the installation footprint small.
Simplified RTL support with logical properties
We’ve made it possible to style multi-directional websites using
our LTR and RTL variants for a while, but now you
can use logical properties to do most of this styling
more easily and automatically.
Using new utilities like ms-3 and
me-3, you can style the start and
end of an element so that your styles automatically adapt
in RTL, instead of writing code like ltr:ml-3
Here’s a full list of all of the new utilities we’ve added and
what they map to:
Physical counterpart (LTR)
These should save you a ton of code if you regularly build sites
that need to support both LTR and RTL languages, and you can always
combine these with the ltr and rtl
variants when you need more control.
Fine-tune gradient color stop positions
We’ve added new utilities like from-5%,
via-35%, and to-85% that let you adjust
the actual position of each color stop in your gradients:
We released our official line-clamp plugin just over two years
ago and even though it uses a bunch of weird deprecated
-webkit-* stuff, it works in every browser and it’s
going to work forever, so we decided to just bake it into the
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So when you upgrade to v3.3, you can safely remove the
line-clamp plugin if you were using it:
One thing we’ve found over years and years of designing
beautiful stuff with Tailwind is that we literally never
set a line-height without also setting the font-size at the same
So inspired by our color opacity modifier syntax, we decided to
make it possible to save a few characters by setting them together
with a single utility:
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You can use any value defined in your line-height scale, or use arbitrary values if you need
to deviate from your design tokens:
That’s a pretty cool trick right there for using things like
hover: with styles that come from the database or
something by the way.
for custom font families
When using custom fonts, you’ll often want to configure things
like font-feature-settings or
font-variation-settings to opt-in to specific tweaks
the font offers.
We’ve made it easy to do this for
font-feature-settings for a while, but now you can do
the same thing with font-variation-settings by
providing a value for it in the sort-of options object you can plop
after the font list in your config file:
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