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CSS: Visual Optimization

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Video: Writing single-line comments

There are indeed many different ways to write CSS comments, and in this movie I'm going to explore how to write the single line format of comments. And there's actually a few different ways that you can do that. And so the first way to do that is just the very basic way of putting a slash, adding an asterisk, and then writing out your comment. At the end of this, you want to close it with an asterisk and another slash. Now that's one way to do it. This, however, sometimes doesn't get the attention of everybody because there's not a whole lot going on here.

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CSS: Visual Optimization
1h 11m Beginner Feb 12, 2013

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Take a tour of a workflow that optimizes CSS code for easier navigation, organization, and readability. In this course, author Justin Seeley covers best practices for writing CSS in an easy-to-read format, commenting code, developing a table of contents, and adopting other methods that help produce "cleaner" code. The course also contains tips for speeding up development with some online tools and simplification techniques.

Topics include:
  • Exploring good versus bad style sheets
  • Creating section headings
  • Indenting code for enhanced readability
  • Creating single- and multi-line comments
  • Avoiding unnecessary tags and classes
  • Creating master color and typography guides
  • Simplifying comments
Subjects:
Web Web Graphics Web Development
Software:
CSS
Author:
Justin Seeley

Writing single-line comments

There are indeed many different ways to write CSS comments, and in this movie I'm going to explore how to write the single line format of comments. And there's actually a few different ways that you can do that. And so the first way to do that is just the very basic way of putting a slash, adding an asterisk, and then writing out your comment. At the end of this, you want to close it with an asterisk and another slash. Now that's one way to do it. This, however, sometimes doesn't get the attention of everybody because there's not a whole lot going on here.

And so, another great way to do a single line comment would be to add a few more asterisks to this. So something like this, and then close it with asterisks as well, something like that. This gives it a little bit of more definition, gives it a little bit more prominence in the code and allows people to actually say oh, okay there's something going on here that I need to pay attention to. In addition to asterisks, you could also use dashes or hyphens, so you could do something like this.

Just make sure that when you're doing it this way that you do not take away the leading or the trailing asterisk at the front, because that's what makes it a comment. You have to have the slash asterisk here and the asterisk and the slash here. So either way it's fine, but this is the way that I usually write single line comments. I usually do either the hyphen way, or I do the multiple asterisks way. You can of course just do the standard all two asterisk method. That's totally up to you, but either way try to find a way that works for you, a way that you can do this quickly and a way that is also going to draw attention to these comments, because that's why we're putting them in there so that people will read them, understand them, and see exactly where we were trying to go with our CSS

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