guest article 03

writing flexible css

October 22, 2008
in: css / musings

Finding new things to write about can be tiresome from time to time. When you start a blog you have a trillion things to talk about, but after a while you start to notice that a trillion might have been a little overestimation on your side. That's when the idea of writing guest articles starts to appeal. Add a new twist, combine your knowledge and you can introduce a bigger audience to your writing.

landing in a different place

For my latest guest article I decided to take a broader approach on the topics I've been writing about for the last couple of months. Many of them were related to typical css questions, focusing on small details, sometimes even theoretical in nature. Looking back at those articles, they were written and constructed from one simple need. How to make writing and maintaining css an easier job.

There is little information on the web on best practices for writing css. When css methods are compared, flexibility, transparency and ease of adaptation are requirements that are often completely ignored. The result is badly structured css files, css tag soup and many problems when changes are requested. You can see it even on the sites of the biggest css gurus around. So I took a step back and bundled several of the things I've been discussing here to underline a broader, more important point.

The following article is about awareness of flexibility and transparency in writing css. It's a relatively calm period when it comes to css innovation, so now is the time to improve ourselves. It's time we stop being content with merely getting it done.

The good people of DZone were nice enough to accept the article, so if you're interested, just click through to my article on writing flexible css.