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CSS class names should usually be “semantic” (describing the meaning of the styled areas, e.g. “article-title”, “author-info”, “errror-message”, not “structural” (e.g. “left-side-navbar”, “small-title”).

…and they definitely shouldn’t explicitly describe the styling. I’ve seen a class names like “bold-red-12pt”. If you’re going to do that, you might as well just use inline font tags.

This article explains it much better than I can…

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:09 PM | Back to top

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I agree, but what would you name the class of a div that is the navigation that appears on the left side of the screen? "sidenav"? ...that is still structural.
Left by Mark on Jun 16, 2010 9:59 AM

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