McrFRED 32 Ben Frain Architecting And Maintaining Large Scale CSS Codebases

For McrFRED 32 I'm happy to welcome back the wonderful Ben Frain, who will be talking about the subject of his book, Enduring CSS

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Ben Frain

Ben Frain is a Senior Front-End Developer at He is also the author of two existing books 'Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3' and 'Sass and Compass for Designers’ and has written for .NET and Web Designer magazine.

You can follow him on Twitter at @benfrain and at his site

Enduring CSS: architecting and maintaining large-scale CSS codebases.

You've heard about all the lauded methods of scaling CSS: OOCSS, SMACSS, BEM and many more but maybe none of the popular or conventional approaches solve the problems you have.

I'm going to talk to you about the unique challenges I faced scaling CSS across multiple teams and developers and why I ended up defining my own approach: ECSS.

Everyone thinks they know the 'right way' to author CSS. I'm here to tell you there is no singular right way: there are merely requirements, options and results.

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