I’ve been slowly but surely, don’t call me shirly, breaking down my presentation, Building a CSS Foundation, into small blog postings. In the beginning of the presentation I talk about CSS Zen Garden. This site emits a lot of nostalgia for many developers. I hold that this site is what pushed developers to really harness the power of CSS, when it was still a relative unknown.
It seemed almost fitting I should lead with this blog post on the 10 year anniversary of CSS Zen Garden. I’m going to say something that may upset a few developers, but I feel it needs to be said. The CSS Zen Garden, with all its good, has helped breed some of our worst habits.