CSS Resets

For many years I stuck firmly with the knowledge that Eric Meyer’s revolutionary reset.css was nothing short of genius in a stylesheet; stripping out all and sundry, forcing those pesky legacy browsers into submission (Oh yes, I was there for the Browser Wars, and let me tell you, young whippersnapper, that the Time Wars were a mere stroll in the park by comparison!).

There was calm, nay serenity... and then along came a usurper by the name of normalize.css by Nicolas Gallagher & Jonathan Neal and, yes, I dabbled with the dark side, using the young tyke for in a few projects... okay, okay: lots, I've used it for lots...there I said it.

And you know what? There's an even newer kid on the block now!

Peeping round the corner of obscurity, looking for its moment in interwebulious history, I give you ... sanitize.css. Oh you may mock...

No resetting

Here I bring you an un-styled and un-reset master-piece, courtesy of Fillerama and Chrome (Version 41.0.2272.118 m):




And now for sanitize.css by non-other than the very same Jonathan Neal.


I'm sure many will stick to what they know, and fall back on trusty frameworks. I, for one however, do love the challenge of bespoke coding and stand on the shoulders of those who... well, I can't very well say went before me, as I'm probably older than some of the greats... so will simply say that I do love a leveller of browsers. And, in the words of the Great One, will grab a resetinorma-sanity-iSer, with the knowledge that ...it is a starting point, not a self-contained black box of no-touchiness and tweak to my  ♥HTML♥'s  content.