Stephanie Hobson I like to make websites everyone can use.

About Stephanie Hobson

Maintaining your CSS helps maintain your site

Rather than doing one giant redesign and launch, at BCIT, we’ve been doing small updates for a while now.

Take our footer for example, I got to update all of them using the CSS a few times and then we decided we wanted to mix up the HTML. Templates and applications were updated with the new code in phases. There were a few different ways the CSS for this could have been managed but I chose to have the old code co-exist with the new in the same style sheet and differentiated the two with IDs (let’s say I called them #footer and #fatfooter).

We’ve phased in #fatfooter slowly across the 46ish templates, 3 CMSs, and only Brandon knows how many applications with their own code that make up our website.

We should be done now and, unintentionally, I made it easy for us to check. A quick search of the server for id=“footer” turned up all the stragglers.

Some of the stragglers had been neglected for a while and turned out to need more than just a new footer…

So what’s languishing in your code that you can delete?