[Pro] Normalize, Reset or Nothing?

Hi Guys,

I’m just preparing another series of screencasts where I want to start from scratch. Wondering if normalizing or even reset is required or not. Basically I’m under the impression that Freeway automagically does, however in an unobtrusive way.

So if I do, what would be the “better” way?

I tend to normalize (if) but I would like to have the experts opinion on it.

Cheers

Thomas


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It really depends on the project and what you’re trying to accomplish. Reset is useful if you want to wipe everything clean (it paints with a broad stroke) whereas normalize is more of a precision tool and is good for preserving default styles and making things more bombproof across browsers. Normalize is more effective at smoothing out bugs that reset doesn’t address. I don’t think one is necessarily better though I think normalize has better documentation.

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Hi Guys,

I’m just preparing another series of screencasts where I want to start from scratch. Wondering if normalizing or even reset is required or not. Basically I’m under the impression that Freeway automagically does, however in an unobtrusive way.

So if I do, what would be the “better” way?

I tend to normalize (if) but I would like to have the experts opinion on it.
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Hi Todd,

well - yes. If I would start hand-coding from scratch, I’d really prefer normalize cause reset works like the chainsaw and overwrites nearly all.

But I’m still talking about Freeway, which ensures the “cross-browser” consistence by default. So to withdraw “reset”:

Do nothing or support it by normalize?

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I’m a big fan of normalize.css, and have recommended it strenuously to Softpress in the past. Freeway includes some minor patches for IE6, but it doesn’t do much beyond patch its behavior around empty divs and table cells. Normalize takes a very far reaching approach to bring all browsers as near as possible to the same appearance and dimensions for all elements. This makes it possible to design in one browser without constantly back-tracking in others.

Walter

On Aug 3, 2013, at 11:34 AM, “Thomas Kimmich” email@hidden wrote:

Hi Guys,

I’m just preparing another series of screencasts where I want to start from scratch. Wondering if normalizing or even reset is required or not. Basically I’m under the impression that Freeway automagically does, however in an unobtrusive way.

So if I do, what would be the “better” way?

I tend to normalize (if) but I would like to have the experts opinion on it.

Cheers

Thomas


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I thank you very much Walter, that’s what I wanted to hear.

If I got you here:

Using the ESS-action makes it pretty easy to use, but the Resources-Folder is not my first choice to place external css.
Would be way more cooler to place it into the css folder or do I miss here something?

Cheers

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There may be a way to target the CSS folder from an Action (indeed, my css override library does this) but the normal way of Action file-handling is to put everything in the Resources.

Walter

On Aug 3, 2013, at 12:34 PM, “Thomas Kimmich” email@hidden wrote:

I thank you very much Walter, that’s what I wanted to hear.

If I got you here:

Using the ESS-action makes it pretty easy to use, but the Resources-Folder is not my first choice to place external css.
Would be way more cooler to place it into the css folder or do I miss here something?

Cheers

Thomas


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On 3 Aug 2013, 5:05 pm, waltd wrote:

There may be a way to target the CSS folder from an Action

… I’d say:

worth a go, isn’t it?

This Resources hodepodge bothers me, honestly.

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