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May 16, 2012 at 10:57 am #38085Paesano2000Participant
So I’m butting heads with another web dev at work about implementing HTML5Boiler plate into our CSS and adopting HTML5 tags.
My co-worker is of the mind that we should strip out anything we aren’t using from the BoilerPlate such as HTML5 tags we are using.
I’m of the mind that other than some purely visual declarations (link colors etc.) that we should leave in everything that comes with it since much time and thought has been placed into including many of the classes. Also in the case of excluding HTML5 tag support for IE for HTML5 tags we aren’t using should be left in so that we actually start using them.
Our website is fairly un-semantic and I’ve received resistance from using HTML5 tags. Getting them stripped out, and replaced with something as silly asdeal.
What kind of argument can I present that the savings of a few characters from a CSS file is not worth the inconvenience of figuring out what HTML5 tags we need to support, souring a well written reset removing potentially useful classes, and not adopting HTML5 tags?May 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm #102899Paulie_DMember
Without getting into SASS ot LESS, I believe that one should use Boilerplate or any other framework if it helps the design process.
If you aren’t using a particular class then it’s a matter of finding some way of stripping it out of your CSS file before going on and minifying.
This is something I’ve been looking at recenty and a quick Google search gave me this http://unused-css.com/
I haven’t tried it yet but it could be useful.May 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm #102945Historical Forums UserParticipant
Thanks for the responses guys :) definitely helped the conversation with my co-worker. We found a common ground where we understood each others position.
Definitely been looking at a per-processor like SASS to help with workflow and speed of development.
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