Reset or not Reset CSS?

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In my last 4 or 5 projects I dropped the reset CSS and just add this:

* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

body {
  margin: 0;

CSS reset is great, sure! Saves a lot of hours of tests... and a lot of headaches. But have you tried removing the reset css from your project and see if it makes a big difference? After using a reset CSS already looked at your project with an accessibility perspective?

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Css resets are almost useless since they are invasive, opinionated and not wcag compliant. You need to reset only based on your browser support. Postcss-normalize allows you to include only the normalizations (not opinionated) you need based on your browserlist.

Ps: you should fix the box-sizing declaration.


Ps: you should fix the box-sizing declaration.

Can you explain?


You have to set box-sizing on the html and let elements inherit the property value. By this way you can set a default box-sizing but still able change the behaviour when you need it.

html {
  box-sizing: border-box;

*, *::before, *::after {
  box-sizing: inherit;

More info here


I always like to apply it to pseudo elements as well.

*:after {
  box-sizing: border-box;

I agree I love minimal CSS reset especially now that browsers are getting more consistent with behavior. My go-to is usually, but can definitely be trimmed down more!


i only include css reset for enterprise work, everything else just gets box-sizing and remove body margin.


@henrique I will remove the html tag since this post is not directly related to this language. If you to talk about it please drop me a pm.


Normalize.css + border-box + 62.5% font size is what I usually go with. It's nice that I don't have to think about some of these styles.

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