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86: Jonathan Reinink - Rebuilding a SaaS with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS

In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about lessons learned rebuilding his SaaS app with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS.

Topics include:

  • Wrapping non-Vue libraries as Vue components to maintain a consistent paradigm
  • Using Popper.js with Vue to build dropdowns and tooltips
  • Using portals to build better modal components
  • Patterns for making it easier to reuse components throughout an application
  • Which Tailwind CSS component classes Jonathan chose to extract (and which ones he didn't)
  • How Jonathan chose to customize his Tailwind configuration for his project
  • Using Tailwind's advanced screen options to better accommodate a sidebar layout
  • How Jonathan is using Purgecss to reduce his CSS from 110,000 lines of code 1.7mb in development to 8.8kb in production