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As Vvoyer pointed out, CSS is a presentational language, not a programming language; as such CSS is most valuable to visual designers and front-end developers. Trying to mutate it into a "real" programming language would make it unusable to the people who need it most: those who are charged with making web pages visually appealing, readable, and usable. I'm not a programmer. I've spent four years learning the basics of CSS and know I have much more to learn; I don't pretend to be an expert. Given that, I took a look a the stylesheets for the four sites, and frankly, that's some of the most cumbersome and kludgy CSS I've seen in quite a while. The fact that so much CSS is needlessly repeated within and across four sites shows a lack of understanding of how to write CSS rather than inherent limitations in the language itself. Please do check out the principles behind OOCSS: It's entirely possible to write elegant, reusable, and lean CSS.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on What's Wrong With CSS at Coding Horror
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