Live webinar: Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS

19 Jan

7:00 pm Online event



We extend a warm welcome to Oliver Davies for our first (but still virtual) 2021 PHP Cambridge Meetup!

This talk is not directly a PHP talk, so please share with friends from other communities who may want to join us 🙂

We will resume in-person meetups as soon as it’s safe, until then please join us on Slack!

Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS

An introduction to utility class and component based styling, and how to soar with Tailwind CSS.

Things we’ll cover:

– Advantages and disadvantages to utility based styling and Tailwind.
How to install Tailwind and add it to your build process using tools such as Symfony Encore and Laravel Mix.

– How to configure and customise Tailwind for your project.

– How to promote repeating classes into re-usable components for better maintainability.
Strategies to control the file size, and using external tools like PurgeCSS.

Also, if time allows:

– How to extend Tailwind and add extra classes with community written plugins.

– How to write and test your own custom plugins.


Oliver Davies ( has been building websites since 2007, and speaking at meetups and conferences since 2012. He is a Full Stack Developer and an Acquia certified Drupal Grand Master, who also has experience developing with Symfony, Laravel, Sculpin and Vue.js, as well as with DevOps and systems administration.

He is a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Team Lead at Inviqa, a Drupal core contributor and mentor, and an open source and contribution advocate.

He regularly blogs and gives talks on various topics, maintains and contributes to various open source projects, and organises the PHP South Wales user group.

We’re meeting at 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start. Please RSVP to get access to the Zoom webinar link.

We’re running the event as a webinar. A Q&A is available so please do ask questions. We will be recording the talk which we plan to share with the PHP Cambridge community after the event.

The event is supported by local digital design and technology agency Studio 24.


Initial Meeting and Introduction
7:00pm – 7:15pm

Main Talk – Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS
by Oiliver Davies
7:15pm – 8:15pm

Social Catch Up & Close

If you do have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Simon, Jo or John through the Meetup site.

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