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    Hey guys, i want to know what you guys use when it’s time to begin a new project ? Last project i used this ( ) 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 !

    Kitty Giraudel

    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 ( Works great since it resets only what needs to be reseted.
    * Nicolas Gallagher’s CSS normalize ( Doesn’t reset anything, instead it normalizes browser inconsistancies. Probably the best choice.

    Andy Howells

    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.


    Normalize for me, slightly stripped down.


    I normally start with [Initializr]( Its a great resosurce. I’ll also use [Normalize](


    Lately I’ve been experimenting with [Yeoman]( and their quickstart init.

    For grid (ish… =) I prefer [Golden Grid System]( 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]( if you like me want to use some of the more interesting CSS-selectors.

    Also, _obviously_, Modernizr, lately using the [grunt-modernizr task](

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