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Discussion on: Rethinking CSS

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Leonora Der Author

With that very first sentence, I meant that there almost no web projects that use no library or framework.

I agree that HTML and CSS need to be stable, and we have the improvements. But as even Python and PHP had its major updates, maybe CSS could have one too! :)

But again, these are just a few random thoughts... :)

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Ali Spittel

GitHub, Hackernews, and Wikipedia all don't use JavaScript frameworks and many others are only using JQuery for compatibility with old browsers at this point.

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Onyeka Aghanenu

I still don't know if it's a good comparison, by nature of how simply CSS is structured and what it's used for, which is styling, you don't really need a framework. I need only 3 lines of CSS to place an element anywhere in a page. I think this is a feature, not a bug.

Even if they did, do things like Bootstrap, Tailwind not count? Or tools like SASS or LESS? They do what something like jQuery does, which is provide shortcuts/pre-written elements so you don't have to.

I don't know, it just feels like a desire to add complexity – trying to make CSS feel like a 'real boy'/language–that it doesn't need.