27 Sep '13, 2pm

Why we don’t use OOCSS (but we should) via @pivotallabs

I recently had the opportunity to pair with Nicole Sullivan (of OOCSS fame) for a few days on my current project. I learned as much as I could about css components in the three days available and then rebuilt the most painful part of our UI with components over the next week. I learned two broad things from this experience. First, css components are amazing. I didn’t realize how much pain I had in css until I saw how much easier it was with components. We should definitely use them. Second, css components feel weird in the normal web development world. There are good reasons we haven’t used them at Pivotal. It just turns out the reasons for not using them aren’t good enough. I may write another post on why OOCSS is so amazing, but I think the more interesting post are the reasons to resist OOCSS. Hopefully someone just trying it out will be pre-warned about these pain poin...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/why-we-dont-use-oocss-but-we-should/

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