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Discussion on: So, how many of you respect CSS as a programming language?

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Daniel Schwarz

Well, the “is [x] an [x] language?” debate is nothing more than an egotistical one, a way for narcissists to obtain their daily fix of attention and admiration.

In reality, nobody actually cares. I don't care, and I don't know the answer either. I don't need to know the answer. All that matters is, can you write decent code or not?

In my opinion, the only way to respect CSS is to write vanilla CSS. That is, in between <style>...<style> tags or as a .css stylesheet. JavaScript, React, etc. is a terrible approach and the only developers that think otherwise fundamentally don't understand how the web works.

HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript is all we need. Sometimes not even JavaScript.