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[link] Writing CSS For Others

Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

http://coding.smashi...css-for-others/


Some great lessons to helping folks stay focused when writing code for future maintenance and other people (like clients!).

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I think a lot of us CSS authors are doing it wrong. We are selfish by nature; we get into our little bubbles, writing CSS (as amazing as it may be) with only ourselves in mind. How many times have you inherited a CSS file that’s made you say “WTF” at least a dozen times?

HTML has a standard format and syntax that everyone understands. For years, programmers have widely agreed on standards for their respective languages. CSS doesn’t seem to be there yet: everyone has their own favorite format, their own preference between single-line and multi-line, their own ideas on organization, and so on.


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