Here’s the video with slides+audio of talk in case you prefer that. It’s 51min
This is an idea/talk that has literally been years in the making. Ever since I used this “DRY CSS” system for the Global Voices redesign I’ve been meaning to do the background research and lay it all out clearly like this. To me the core principle is so simple and standards-based that I have trouble believing it’s not already a thing, but I can’t find anyone else promoting it so here you go:
Embed should be above, here’s a direct link to the slideshare page: DRY CSS – A don’t-repeat-yourself methodology for creating efficient, unified and Scalable stylesheets »
Or if you prefer you can download the slides as a PDF »
Let me know what you think! Am I crazy? Why aren’t we already doing it this way?