Category: preprocessing

What is the Future of Front End Web Development?

I was asked to do a little session on this the other day. I’d say I’m underqualified to answer the question, as is any single person. If you really needed hard answers to this question, you’d probably look to aggregate data of survey results from lots of developers. I am a little qualified though. As...

The Issue with Preprocessing CSS Custom Properties

CSS has Custom Properties now. We’ve written about them a bunch lately. Browser support is good, but of course, old non-evergreen browsers like Internet Explorer don’t have them and never will. I can see the appeal of authoring with “future CSS”, and letting a preprocessor backport it to CSS tha...

Why I don’t use CSS preprocessors

Roger Johansson: I don’t feel the “problems” CSS preprocessors intend to solve are serious enough to warrant the cost, i.e. to me the solution is worse than the problem. The volume of the chorus in favor of preprocessing (I sing tenor) is so loud, I suspect it’s drowning out a decent size group of people w...

Why I don’t use CSS preprocessors

Roger Johansson: I don’t feel the “problems” CSS preprocessors intend to solve are serious enough to warrant the cost, i.e. to me the solution is worse than the problem. The volume of the chorus in favor of preprocessing (I sing tenor) is so loud, I suspect it’s drowning out a decent size group of people w...