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Old 02-18-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default CSS shorthand

To start with: I'm really no fan of using shorthand notation in CSS - while it's easy to write (once understood) it's less easy to read. And when a stylesheet is still being developed (or regularly adapted), you read it a lot more than you write single rules. But a big advantage is that it can make a stylesheet a lot more compact - not a bad idea to use once your stylesheet is completely set in stone, as it were.

That said, I just stumbled over a very nice article that explains very nicely how shorthands work (with proper attention to what you get for what you don't specify!) but strived to be a complete reference for CSS shorthand. Going by one of the comments, it's not really complete, but it certainly explains the most common and useful ones. Put this in your design bookmarks!

(And then, explore the site: there's loads more useful - and fun - stuff in there.)

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