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Fabrizio Calderan • Edited

I usually go with the first approach using variables if appliable so I don't repeat myself in the code, like so

body {
    --p: 1rem;
    padding: var(--p) calc(var(--p) + .5rem);

@media (min-width: 481px) {
    body { --p: 2rem; }

@media (min-width: 961px) {
    body { --p: 3rem; }

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What is the benefit of using more conditions in the mediaqueries? Could you elaborate more?
For my habits I find the second snippet a bit less readable.