CSSconf EU Friday, June 1st 2018 Berlin, Germany
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Jackie Balzer

Jackie Balzer writes CSS like it’s her job (it is). She leads the front end team at Behance.

Preprocessors, Components, and CSS in JS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Website

Behance’s codebase has existed in various states for over 7 continuous years - which includes multiple major redesigns, brand overhauls, backend framework changes, JavaScript frameworks, CSS preprocessors, templating languages, feature births and deaths, product integrations, and more.

And now, we are working on our latest project: moving our JavaScript and Sass to Vue.js and CSS Modules.

This talk explores our journey over the years, from how we choose which technologies to implement, how we piecemeal large rewrites while maintaining developer sanity and website integrity (and how to cut corners gracefully), how we manage technical debt, and finally, how to be at peace with the reality of a fragmented codebase.

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