Dave Shea on the return of CSS Zen Garden

.net: We’re happy to see CSS Zen Garden return, but why did it go on hiatus in the first place?
DS: Well, I’ve had proposals over the years for a CSS Zen Garden for ‘X’. That 'X' has come in the form of many things: CMS; mobile; and front-end languages of choice. By far the most popular has been the idea of a CSS3/HTML5/responsive web design refresh. I have not been able to get away from that one—it keeps coming up!

But for a long time I felt the reason the site existed—convincing the world why web standards were a good thing—was the same reason why a modern rehash wasn't necessary. It's hard to remember a time when CSS was seen as a black art that normal people would never use, but that was exactly the environment the site was launched within. Today, it's an afterthought.

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