CSS reset

12.Jul.2010

Whenever writing CSS for a new website, it is a good practice to use CSS reset before writing any line of code. It is a good practice doing this, since various browsers have different default settings, and you want to start on good foundations. You probably don’t want to ignore browser compatibility issue. I love using Erik Meyer”s CSS reset, and his CSS reset it is shown in this snippet:

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/* http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/css/reset/ */
/* v1.0 | 20080212 */
 
html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
b, u, i, center,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	border: 0;
	outline: 0;
	font-size: 100%;
	vertical-align: baseline;
	background: transparent;
}
body {
	line-height: 1;
}
ol, ul {
	list-style: none;
}
blockquote, q {
	quotes: none;
}
blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
	content: '';
	content: none;
}
 
/* remember to define focus styles! */
:focus {
	outline: 0;
}
 
/* remember to highlight inserts somehow! */
ins {
	text-decoration: none;
}
del {
	text-decoration: line-through;
}
 
/* tables still need 'cellspacing="0"' in the markup */
table {
	border-collapse: collapse;
	border-spacing: 0;
}