You used to write CSS
And then Stylus came along
cssondiet and typing
font was too much
The programming world has been working hard to save keystrokes: those darn
; are disappearing by the hour.
But short is not simple. Typing is not the problem.
The complexity of programming is conceptual. You don’t solve a problem of complexity by reducing the number of characters on a page.
Trade the energy of using preprocessors and remembering the meaning of variables named
z weeks after naming them, and spend it on documentation, tests, and contemplating modes of failure. Write code in full words and sentences of thought, with English in between. It’s good for the future, good for maintenance, and will save time in the long run.