Earlier this month, I wrote about how fundamentals matter. I was delighted by a recent talk by Andy Bell from Hey Presents called “Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager.”
I absolutely love the approach that Andy advocates for: give the browser direction, and let it work out the details. His approach to writing CSS, which he named CUBE, is very close to what I do, with a bit more structure to it.
The talk is full of great quotables, but this one really stands out.
Get the HTML right and you’ve built a solid foundation. If not, you’re building on sand.
Andy also digs into how you can use tools like Tailwind, without letting them completely takeover your project.