Why must you?

I was fixing a WordPress theme for someone tonight. I don’t understand why people use the CSS that they do. Why must people remove margins and padding around the paragraphs? Do you like seeing everything bunched into one large blob? Why must you assume that the people using your theme think the same way?

The thing that bothers the crap out of me is that this was a SPONSORED theme. Someone actually paid money to get their link permanently attached to this particular theme and it’s not even that popular of a subject, it’s really a basic theme that only about 5 people (with very low PR and Alexa Ranking) are using.

For any future CSS Guru’s out there, please completely avoid the following statement:

p {margin: 0; padding: 0;}

Thank you.

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A thirty-something code ninja + web diva. Former New Yorker who's passionate about web development, HTML/CSS, beautifying things and marketing.

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