Rob articulates my feelings in this whole stupid “Tailwind vs Vanilla CSS” argument. Thanks Rob!

Gatekeeping and framing in web development

There’s a lot of articles and website out there dedicated to bash on Tailwind and their users. I have over a decade of experience in writing vanilla CSS and I love CSS. I always was very proficient in it, but I started using atomic CSS with great results. This very often goes unsaid by the semantic CSS proponents. I still write CSS but with an abstraction layer on top that really helps me. The websites I built have a low carbon footprint, they are performant, accessible, look good and do well in search engines. I take pride in my craftsmanship.