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Kick-Start Your Project: A Collection of Handy CSS Snippets

Kick-Start Your Project: A Collection of Handy CSS Snippets
Don't start your project with an empty style sheet: there are many great snippets that can make your life easier and speed up web development. We are going to show you some handy snippets that you might find useful for kick-starting your next project. In one of the previous articles “Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles”, we saw how we could create a suite of classes to help the design process while making a website. I hope you made your own set of patterns! Today we are going to see how we can continue this exercise with some things a little bit more technical. I’ll show you a bunch of CSS snippets you may or may not know, which can dramatically increase your CSS development speed. Indeed, isn’t there some properties or CSS tricks you always have to check the syntax for, every single time you want to use them? Of course you do my friends! Before we go, let me tell you how I divided this article: Shorthand classes Let’s begin with shorthand classes, which are a very common things. Nothing more.

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