This week we were joined by Nicole Sullivan, a long time web veteran, originator of OOCSS, CSS lint, and tons more. Nicole is definitely a thought leader in the modern web development world who is often ahead of us all. We’ve watched OOCSS start out as this abstract and highly criticized concept turn into a pretty commonplace practice on large sites. We talk about (roughly in order):
- Matt Wilcox on The Responsive Images Problem
- IE 7 Tax – Company literally charging 6.8% more for products they sell online if browser is IE 7.
Q & A
- Isn’t OOCSS just moving CSS bloat into HTML bloat?
- Is there going to be a book on OOCSS?
- Recognizing when many elements have the same classes, and making a new class that @extends the old ones.
- Can you use the body element like you would a page-wrapping div?
- What tools to we suggest for validation in the modern world, especially as part of a workflow?
- How does SMACSS compare/contrast to OOCSS?
- When do you call yourself a professional designer or developer?
- How about universally setting elements to position: relative;