Reset or Normalize CSS

Over the years they has been many attempts at stripping away or “resetting” the default CSS a browser applies. We do this in order to give ourselves a consistent base from which to style. Initial efforts were simple but heavy handed performance-wise.

Universal Selector Reset

Eric Meyer’s Reset

This was an industry standard for years and is still used widely today. You can grab the code here…


Rather than stripping away everything and starting from scratch normalize.css attempts to keep the useful defaults and “normalize” the rest. View the code here…

We’ll use Normalize.css for our projects.

Other Approaches