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Discussion on: I'm a developer for The Washington Post, ask me anything!

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Jessica Bell Ask Me Anything

Depends on the team. So much of the WaPo.com pages are served from different teams so sometimes the page will use a specific css grid or bootstrap, sometimes they wont. We use an internal 'CMS' that builds these pages so they handle much of the general layout - they do have their own css guide that they follow. Much of my work is internal so we use boostrap. I personally am a huge bootstrap hater but thats my opinion :P

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John Wolfe

Thanks Jessica! It'd be cool to dump bootstrap, but it's so convenient :)

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Jessica Bell Ask Me Anything

I knoooooooowwwwww.... for seniors and back end devs I'm like go for it... if you're a junior or front end, you need to be able to do that kinda stuff on your own - no grid will substitute learning the tricks of vanilla CSS layout

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Any CSS frameworks or methodologies you'd like to recommend for dev.to as we attempt to overhaul the whole thing?

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Jessica Bell Ask Me Anything

I am not a fan of CSS frameworks - I think they get in the way. HOWEVER if you do want one for getting things done quickly that bootstrap is as good as any of them ! I recommend a starting point (normalizer, bootstrap ect) then using sass to keep whatever styles are specific to your site clean and plop them right on top (kinda like Dev.to boostrap!)