Re: Chris Coyier’s The Debate Around “Do We Even Need CSS Anymore?” post:
Keith J. Grant’s “stop pretending” point is a legitimate claim, and regardless of which of the big front-end frameworks you’re a fan of, you’ll find that they’ve all embraced some flavor of this by now.2 However, I remain skeptical of the wisdom to put all the eggs in that particular basket. I still see a lot of value in keeping these concerns separated… to the extent that you can separate them at all.
- To be fair: this is a hunch, and I have no data to back this up, nor have I been able to find any in my admittedly brief and shallow search. [↩]
- We’ve already called out React by name here. And say what you will about the AngularJS approach of sticking directive hooks into the mark-up as attributes, but that’s evidence of embracing the approach. And let’s not forget Tom Dale’s 2013 expose on progressive enhancement — and/but/so by extension we know where Ember lands on this question as well. [↩]