On Challenging Principles and Best Practices
Today my friend Dan Wahlin tweeted:
Very interesting article: Challenging CSS Best Practices (http://ow.ly/q5jyO) Agree or disagree with the suggested approach? #css
The article in question published on Smashing goes into some length to show off a new technique that my.yahoo.com team has tried out. They call it “atomic” CSS. I give kudos to Thierry Koblentz for being willing to stick his neck out by sharing their work and poking the proverbial hornets’ nest.
Principles vs. Best Practices
Oddly enough, at a high level, I find I can agree with Thierry. Too often “best practices” are applied with little to no thought as to whether or not they are actually the best solution. I’ve seen this more times than I can count in my career, and no doubt, I’ve been guilty of it at times. Much like design patterns, so-called best practices need to be evaluated against specific needs and the
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