Developing maintainable CSS in a team environment
Mike Stenhouse suggests some guidelines to make team CSS coding and maintenance easier in Playing Nice with the Other CSS Kids, an article on collaborative development with CSS.
This post is very timely for me since I have just started working on a large project that involves handing off HTML and CSS to the client’s developers. I’ll look into applying some of the ideas that Mike describes in this article. I’m also leaning towards using the concept of Modular CSS (also by Mike Stenhouse) to some extent.
Phew. Keeping large and complex CSS files organised, tidy, and maintainable without ending up with a combined 50 KB monster will be a challenge.