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Discussion on: Is it really !important?

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E.J. Mason

I have in the past used !important to ensure that certain utility classes are honored - like a .visually-hidden utility. It's probably overkill in codebases you can 100% manage, but if you're trying to help a client get the hang of screen-reader-only content, using !important miiiiiight make sense.

Great article, Kayla! Thanks for writing (and motivating me to make an account here!).

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Kayla Sween Author

Definitely! I've gotten spoiled by Bootstrap's .sr-only and .sr-only-focusable classes, so using it for a visually hidden element slipped my mind. Improving accessibility is always a more than valid use case.

Thanks again! And it's no problem!