There is an emerging desire to want to be sexy.
When did we become so afraid of maintaining, updating, and manipulating HTML? And when did the use of CSS become tied to the idea of never having to touch our markup? Fundamentally even those leading this movement towards having "sexy" stylesheets don't always practice what they preach; most of the markup created by the 'best of the best' is a combination of presentational and structural.
When it comes to our CSS, we all agree that being bloated, slow, and messy are less than attractive traits—but the CSS used in enterprise-wide and mass-adopted web applications, or those with significant daily unique visitors or websites that demand extreme extensibility and flexibility, being smart isn't always being sexy.
In the endless struggle to truly separate presentation from structure, have we lost our way? Are the old-school advocates for CSS still pushing radical and unnecessary thinking to try and justify the mass-adoption of a technology that has already been massively adopted? Smart CSS isn't always sexy CSS… and lets face it, when working with real world applications, smart is where you want to be.
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