- About the author
- Jonathan Christopher
Nearly a year ago, I jotted down a few CSS techniques that I use day to day. Some tips included controlling browser defaults, avoiding box model headaches, stylesheet organization, and using a color glossary. I find myself using many of these techniques a year later, but had some updates that might make the lives of some a bit easier.
Has the debate surrounding CSS frameworks been partially due to a misunderstanding of the term CSS framework?
Are semantics completely inapplicable when it comes to CSS? Do you feel as though trying to create semantic classes is simply overzealous? Without the structured definition and documentation of (X)HTML to back it up, is CSS better left to be implemented on a ‘what works’ basis? Are semantic names that only describe visual orientation as meaningful as valuable as those which describe the informational meaning?
I give the authors of CSS frameworks credit for making an idea a reality, but I hope the use of CSS frameworks is limited to testing environments and the like, as I can’t see their value in the overall Web Standards movement. I don’t mean to step on any toes or anything, it is just my personal opinion.