The 62.5% Solution?

I’m kinda tired of seeing blog posts advocate

html { font-size: 62.5%; }

In case you’re not aware, this makes the default font size for your entire website 10px (assuming the browser’s default font size is 16px, which is the standard but is also user-configurable). Sure, it makes the math easier when you’re working with relative font sizes from that point on (either ems or the more future-friendly rems), but it kinda ignores the point of setting a default font size in the first place.

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Thanks, Baltimore WordPress!

Last night, the Baltimore WordPress meetup was kind enough to let me talk a bit about CSS Preprocessors and how to use them in WordPress. It was a great crowd in ADG Creative‘s very swanky offices in Columbia, Maryland. If you couldn’t make it out, you can catch my slides here.

I hope to be giving this same talk at conferences later this year, including WordCamp Baltimore on September 21. I’ll keep you posted.

A Little Vindication

Yesterday I chimed in on an exchange on Twitter about the constant CSS argument of whether or not to use IDs as selectors (I’m in the not camp, BTW):

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