Use the Cascade – On Using CSS Sensibly

Many times I see people of all skill levels making poor use of the first “C” in CSS; cascading. Furthermore, a constant underuse of specificity is apparent in a lot of developers’ work.

While this isn’t wrong per se, it doesn’t make best use of CSS’s primary attribute/purpose, and can cause unecessary workload and coding for the developer. It also makes projects harder to maintain over a long enough time frame — an ever growing list of class names used to target what could have been caught by the cascade and specificty automatically…

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