On the Web, Size Matters - @enkiv2 @ Hackernoon: (Medium via Scribe)

I generally agree, but I think the case against CSS is overstated here. Computationally the only additional cost of adding your own CSS (browsers have their own builtin, and so just might users) is downloading and parsing. Plus CSS is amongst the simplest to parse, even if it has unusual quirks.


That said CSS shouldn't be relied upon. There are browser inconsistancies, especially amongst smaller browsers, and CSS can (but don't have to) be fragile. Though ideally CSS wouldn't be required for your websites to look nice.

In my browser engines I'm not telling you "no" on CSS, but I explicitly won't require it for pages to look nice. And I'll tell you not to rely on it, readers can select alternate CSS.


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