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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language for specifying the layout and presentation in general of markup such as HTML and XML.

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Why create CSS classes named to match one specific style? (non-semantic class names)

There are a number of CSS frameworks that have a one-to-one correspondence between many of the classes and a single style. For example, in basscss ".inline-block" is defined as "display: inline-block;...
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Is JavaScript added and executed in rendering or parsing?

AFAIK, each web page is created in a two stage process: Parsing and rendering. In parsing, markup (Say HTML) is taken as is, or created from a server-side programming language like PHP, In the ...
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Best practices for positioning elements in an HTML-based game

It seems like HTML5 has about a zillion different layouts and methods for positioning divs, few of which seem to work exactly as described in most browsers. Imagine an implementation of, say, Tetris ...
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Abstracting a CSS framework in an enterprise web application

Our team is attempting to "modernize" an old ASP.NET Web Forms application. One aspect we want to improve is its visual style as it looks very dated by today's standards. Additionally, its existing ...
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What are the points of apps like Sketch and Photosbhop when it comes to Web Development?

This may be an obvious question but I really don't understand this so if someone can help me that'd be great. Basically, I am in the middle of developing an e-commerce app for my database management ...
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ReactJS - proper way to handle a responsive design approach?

I've always used CSS and media queries when it comes to responsive design. I've been developing in ReactJS for a while, but I feel my approach to responsive design is sloppy. I find myself using a mix ...
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How to white label my website in php

I have a website that follows the following structure: www.example.com/city1 www.example.com/city2 ... Programmatically we change the logo which is hard-coded in a specific config file for city 1, ...
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What are CSS modules? Are they a library, or a spec, or what?

So there are a fair few blog posts about that introduce CSS modules. For example: the official documentation: https://github.com/css-modules/css-modules a post from CSS Tricks: https://css-tricks....
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Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to the “name” attribute?

Since there is things like BEM in naming conventions for HTML class attributes, does the name attribute have anything of that sort?
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Can everything that CSS Grid or Flex Box do be done with older CSS properties?

Can you do everything that CSS Grid or Flex box does with properties such as display, float, margin, position, overflow, etc ? Edit: See my comment with @PeeyushKushwaha
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If either html+css or an image can achieve my desired decoration, which one should I prefer to use?

For example, to create flow indicator like: Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3 I can either: 1.Use html+css .concave{ border-left:1em solid transparent; border-top:1em solid orange; border-...
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CSS Methodologies for a Few Classes

We've been using BEM for several Drupal CMS projects quite successfully. This means we've been following a frontend-first approach where frontend developers specify the HTML, which is then implemented ...
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Is CSS inspired from C? [closed]

Maybe I'm not the first to ask this, but I've searched up and down the stack and I am yet to get an answer to my question. I have learnt CSS, and I also have a basic idea of the C programming language....
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Is there a best practice for naming class selectors for identification alone

Is there a best practice for naming class selectors for identification alone? For example, for defining a single amount field with action button, we end up creating several div containers and div ...
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Do I need to put a license in my website's HTML and/or CSS?

I am making a website for a competition my school is taking part in, however I am not on the team and am not receiving any compensation (save for better references :P). The only condition I have set ...
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Using CSS classes to express state

Is it good practice to express the state of an HTML element--such as whether an input's value is valid--using a CSS class? Would it be better practice to use data attributes, the properties of a ...
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What does it mean by Don't use IDs in selectors? [duplicate]

I was just trying IDs on the CSS tab and I noticed that a little warning sign appeared "Don't use IDs in selectors" Why does the CSS tap recommend me not to use IDs in selectors?. Is there something ...
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Styling shareable React component?

I've been looking for a good way to style a react component just using css stylesheets. I would have used style-loader, because it's as easy as require('./style.css') and allows to save the final ...
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Best Practices For Writing Memory Efficient CSS [closed]

What are some best practices for writing memory-efficient (for the lowest peak memory usage) CSS? I realize this is a broad question, so I have broken it down into two main categories: What are 'do's ...
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Add extra HTML classes for frontend-tests?

Imagine a structure like this, a list with products. <div class="container"> <div class="teaser"> <img src="..."> <p>Product 1</p> </div> ...
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How to namespace your CSS?

As far as I know there are two types of CSS namespacing: Prefix one: .myapp-alert {...} and class one: .myapp .alert {...} Which one is preferable? Does one has benefits over the other one? Are ...
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Why does Facebook obfuscate the names of CSS classes?

If you look at the source code of a website such as Facebook, you'll see many classes as such: <div class="_cy6 _2s24"><div class="_4kny"><div class="uiToggle _8-a _1kj2 _4d1i _-57 _5-...
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load more and Search Logic

Firstly i hope im in the right place to ask this question. I am building a web page that allows the user to select one image from a set of a 100+. i want to display them 6 at a time and the user ...
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Custom CSS Framework

Context: We're having a ton of super heated debates around the office. I'm just a neutral observer, as this is my first month at my current employer. Previously I haven't ventured outside of the ...
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Tabular Website Design with Continuously Added Content

I'm currently working on a site for a friend, converting a google sheet to a webpage (to reduce the time it takes to modify the spreadsheets and apply them to all users). One particular page is ...
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React DOM manipulation vs CSS for responsive breakpoints?

Specifically for ReactJS and responsive frameworks that show/hide elements based on width like Bootstrap. Because ReactJS has a virtual DOM I am presuming doing the DOM manipulation is faster and in ...
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Bootstrap classes in SCSS or HTML?

If I had a development workflow that supports SCSS and uses bootstrap. I can place bootstrap tags two ways... Inside the HTML: <div class="col-sm-3 offset-sm-9 col-xl-1 offset-xl-11"> Part of ...
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Best practices for front-end project with many views

We are a small front-end dev-team working with 18 months of experience and recently we got in touch with a first major project, ie. a medium complexity back-office web app, but with lots and lots of ...
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What are security risks of WYSIWYG HTML/CSS/JS editors running as web service?

I am currently implementing WYSIWYG editor that will be available on the web, what are the main security issues I should tackle? The editor currently works that when user is done typing, the text gets ...
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Why to design for mobile and scale to desktop with media query?

In the W3schools tutorial on CSS3 media queries they recommend to have the standard layout adapted to mobile viewing, and have a media query "scale it up" to desktop format when viewing on a desktop ...
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sass - use abstract selectors or mixins/placeholder?

This might have been covered in another thread. I didn't find it though.. Today, with Sass I have 2 options of styling my website. Lets see examples Example 1 <button class="button main center"&...
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Are ems still relevant?

My understanding from reading threads like this one is that the point of ems is to define all measurements in your webpage, by the base font size, which can be set by your browser. For example, in ...
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Should minified CSS be stored in Git?

I use Gulp to generate minified CSS from my SASS code for a project I'm working on. I wondered whether it's considered best practice to regenerate this minified CSS when pushing live from Git... or ...
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Why CSS3 Basic Box Model is “Dangerously outdated”?

These days I'm learning CSS by reading specifications, but I noticed W3C marked CSS Basic Box Model Level 3 as "Dangerously outdated" without any further explanation. So my question: What's the ...
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Why doesn't CSS allow single-line comments? [closed]

I understand that CSS only supports multi-line comments like such /* foobar */ Why is there not support for single line comments. // foobar They are just as common in programming and seems ...
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Bootstrap components and SMACSS/BEM methodologies

I have no enough experience in web development and I need advice from more experienced developers. I have been exploring SMACSS and BEM methodologies for a few weeks, and I like them, it makes really ...
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Using relative units instead of px following DRY principles

I am relatively new in web development, but I am trying always to find the best way and make my code even CSS and HTML clean. So I've started exploring best practices. First of all lets start ...
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Put all libraries (bootstrap…) in one file at the end of development

One of my coworkers puts all the css files in o one lib.css in the end of the project. I hate it because when i need to change something its just bad the see which scribt is involved (i see its in lib....
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Frontend end UI Library using multiple repos for multiple clients

I've just inherited a HTML/CSS based internal UI library, which the place I work is planning to use to standardize CSS styles for all of its products across the board, mainly webapps. The library has ...
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Why is it bad to use inline styling in HTML for generic styles?

Given <div> <textarea></textarea> </div> Why is this <div> <textarea class="width90"></textarea> </div> .width90{ width:90%; } any better ...
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Client wants browser's back button to work on a website doing AJAX calls

I'm currently working with a client's website in which we are using ajax calls to show the content of the pages, we are doing this in a single div and obviously you don't move from the index. My ...
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Are there any reasons not to ever use classes or ids anymore?

I sort of understand unobtrusive javascript. Even in my CSS now I hardly ever use classes or id's because I like clean, easy to read, uncluttered html files. For example, why use this: <body id="...
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Why are large amounts of magic numbers acceptable in CSS and SVGs?

Often times I see questions on the Hot Network Questions list like this that basically ask "how do I draw this arbitrary shape in CSS". Invariably the answer is a couple of blocks of CSS or SVG data ...
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Why does nobody use indentation in css? [closed]

I find css quite hard to read sometimes. Indents, depending on the dom structure, would greatly increase readability. Consider the following example: #page { text-align:center; font-weight:...
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When making a change to a single table in our app, should we minimize the scope of our change, or follow best practice for css/jsp coding?

My co-worker has been assigned the task of editing one of our Java application's tables. She is almost done, but needs to make one final adjustment to the table - this requires her to add a CSS ...
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Why does :nth-child() in CSS start from 1 instead of 0?

Why does :nth-child() iterate from one instead of zero? As shown in this example. Why does it select the first element and not the second when p :nth-child(1)
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Providing Local JS and CSS Resources for CDN Fallbacks

Given that CDNs are a Good Thing because they can serve resources closer to the client, the client can cache them, and you can reduce load on your own server. In recent browsers, loading resources ...
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How do I make such a page that opens different link in web (PC) and different in mobile (phones)?

I am building a website that looks beautiful in Web but worst in mobiles. I want to build the same site but different designing for mobile. Whenever user opens site.com then it auto redirect to m.site....
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What is the reason that CSS variables are defined using two hyphen characters (--)?

CSS variables supported natively it's a powerful feature to develop complex web apps without some additional step as preprocessors. So, this is fantastic. But (at first) the syntax of defining ...
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PSD to HTML/CSS limitations when using Twitter Bootstrap

How do companies deal with limitations and constraints of Twitter Bootstrap after choosing to use it in a particular project? Web designers are no longer free to design Web pages. They need only to ...