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  • # January 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Hey guys, i want to know what you guys use when it’s time to begin a new project ? Last project i used this ( http://blog.vandenoostende.com/2011/sensible-mediaqueries/ ) who was great. Normally i use codekit, sublimetext2, less css with a couple of mixins and a classic css reset. Today i just saw on codepen normalized or reset and i’m not sure i understand the difference between them? Thanks !

    # January 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    this is normalize: http://necolas.github.com/normalize.css/

    # January 14, 2013 at 4:58 am

    There are 3 different things when it comes to reset CSS styles:
    * Barbarian reset a.k.a * { padding:0; margin:0; }. Works great, but not recommanded since it resets everything including things you don’t want to be reseted.
    * Eric Meyer’s CSS reset (http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/css/reset/). Works great since it resets only what needs to be reseted.
    * Nicolas Gallagher’s CSS normalize (http://necolas.github.com/normalize.css/). Doesn’t reset anything, instead it normalizes browser inconsistancies. Probably the best choice.

    # January 14, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I personally use Eric Meyer’s reset (which is the default reset in Compass also). I use it over normalize because normalize slightly steps over into setting default styes, rather than just stripping away.

    As I prefer to opt-in, rather than opt-out of styles, Eric’s one is a perfect fit.

    # January 14, 2013 at 7:23 am

    In terms of a ‘reset’, I use a stripped down version of Normalize.css.

    # January 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Normalize for me, slightly stripped down.

    # January 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I normally start with [Initializr](http://www.initializr.com/). Its a great resosurce. I’ll also use [Normalize](http://necolas.github.com/normalize.css/)

    # January 15, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Lately I’ve been experimenting with [Yeoman](http://yeoman.io/) and their quickstart init.

    For grid (ish… =) I prefer [Golden Grid System](http://goldengridsystem.com/) and the reset is a slightly modified Normalize.css.

    As a preprocessor I use Sass with Compass with some of my own mixins compiled from various sources.

    I also want to recommend [Selectivizr](http://selectivizr.com/) if you like me want to use some of the more interesting CSS-selectors.

    Also, _obviously_, Modernizr, lately using the [grunt-modernizr task](https://github.com/doctyper/grunt-modernizr)

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