Maintaining CSS files
Simon Willison is looking for advice on CSS maintainability, and has set up a page at the css-discuss wiki: MaintainableCss. More background is available in Maintainability, a.k.a. the CSS elephant. Nate Steiner followed up with some of his thoughts in Maintainable CSS.
Ever since web developers started using CSS for more than just defining fonts, maintenance of the resulting CSS files has been a bit of a problem, especially for large and complex sites. The issue has been discussed many times, but there doesn’t seem to be a widely recognised best practice for writing maintainable stylesheets. Time for a change?