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Discussion on: Why Most Developers Fear CSS

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pogpog

A lot of back end devs I know have little love for CSS for the simple reason that you had to write so much garbage for so long. Things are pretty different now with browsers at least trying to agree on how they interpet things like CSS. The legacy of internet explorer, and its refusal to align with other browsers, meant that a lot of what you had to learn and implement were just fixes and patches that could well be irrelevant a year or two later. Compare that to learning coding theory that will still make sense years later or with a different language and I can appreciate that many back-enders are more "reluctant" (rather than scared) to tackle front end coding.

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Steffen Pedersen Author

You are so right! There has been so much development on CSS for the past few years. I do understand why some developers are reluctant to work with CSS.