Normalize.css Goes 1.0!

Posted: August 18, 2012 Comments

Normalize.css: Make browsers render all elements more consistently..

I’ve been a fan of reset stylesheets since learning why they were better than * { margin:0; padding:0; border:0; }. There have been any debates over time concerning whether reset stylesheets accomplish their goal or simply create more work for us. That mindset brought about the concept of a normalizing stylesheet. Not one that reset everything to bare essentials, but instead provided a common denominator for the default styling of elements across browsers. Normalize.css has been the forerunner in this space and it’s awesome to see it’s reached version 1.0.

Personally I haven’t fully committed to normalizing versus resetting, but I’ve tried it on a number of projects over the past year or so. Since I’m so used to resetting, the normalization would throw me for a loop at least a few times and I’d find myself writing styles I otherwise wouldn’t have, which I attribute to my letting the habit of utilizing a reset get in the way of taking advantage of normalization. Needless to say, I really like this project and I’m thrilled to see it go 1.0!

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