CSSWG, save us from CSS ⇝

  Wynn Netherland • 2012-02-08

Compass creator and Sass core team member Chris Eppstein on the state of CSS:

The CSS Working Group needs to stop rearranging deck chairs for a while and plug the giant holes first.

He continues:

It is time for native feature detection, it is time for mixins and selector inheritance, it is time for variables, it is time for user-defined functions, it is time for better syntax. Actually, I take that back. It’s way past time. Developers have been demanding variables for their CSS for a decade and that CSS doesn’t have this feature yet is an absolute embarrassment.

I often hear from excited new Sass users that Sass is what CSS should have been. Here's to a day in the future when some of these features make it into the CSS spec and preprocessors can tackle bigger issues like spriting, asset management, and the like.

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Wynn Netherland
Wynn Netherland

Engineering Director at Adobe Creative Cloud, team builder, DFW GraphQL meetup organizer, platform nerd, author, and Jesus follower.