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As a front-end developer that spend most of his time in CSS I personally don't see the use of calculated colors and variables. It's not as if the values are going to change. Example: .class { color: red + #111; } always going to be interpreted as .class { color: #880808; } So just type out the calculated hex value and save your computer a half a millisecond on hexadecimal math. And as for variables, CSS doesn't have them because nothing in CSS actually varies. If you have a variable for a certain shade of 'blue' then what you actually have is a CONSTANT. And if you want to apply it to a large number of different types of elements then you should focusing on your selectors and inheritances more closely.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2010 on What's Wrong With CSS at Coding Horror
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Apr 30, 2010