Excellent presentation/research by Harry Roberts, one of the css guy that I follow, called What Is A CSS Framework Anyway?.
My favorite quote:
What is wrong with css? [It’s] “an old, loose, leaky, globally-operating, inheritance-based language which is entirely dependent on source-order, except when you introduce its own worst feature: Specificity.”
That quote reminded me of a presentation at Boston CSS meetup, given by Bocoup’s Greg Smith: “CSS is Awful”.
Personally, I am a big fan/advocate/apologist for Zurb Foundation. I like it because, while it is true that the code gets bloated with some unused stuff/overrides and it is “trying to be all things for all men”, they actually do a good job of keeping it simple (relatively speaking), have great/flexible “settings” file, and best of all (this is true to a lot of open sourced projects) having a community of issues, discussion/solutions and a solid documentation. Since we have a small team, but everyone is hands-on, I think it is important that we can have some place where each developers can just look up something to see if this is some issue that people are having or not to trouble shoot. Anyway, great presentation and was inspiring. I love CSS!
But Harry has a good point, why do
people geeks wear jQuery t-shirts but almost never zurb foundation t-shirts? I’d wear it :)