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Conversations around the Campfire: an Obama/McCain CSS comparison

This conversation originated at work when we started comparing the CSS used by McCain and Obama (thanks for the link Sam!)...

Ralph W.
http://js.johnmccain.com/App_Themes/McCain08/newstyles.css
Travis H.
haha
compare with: http://www.barackobama.com/css/globalv3.css
even by the file names alone you can tell that obama's is a more scalable solution
Ralph W.
It's even localized
/* Espanol Navigation 2.0
-------------------------------------------------------------- */
Travis H.
i like how the absolute last section of mccain's is for the header
Ernie B.
that is so fitting
Ralph W.
cause you can only get head in the white house by going down
Travis H.
TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase;
Ernie B.
hahaha
Ralph W.
that's great
Travis H.
it looks like his css was developed by the department of redundancy department since the font-family is defined in almost every selector
Ralph W.
more of the same
Travis H.
haha, good one
Ernie B.
may as well be tables
Travis H.
INPUT.groovybutton {
not that there's anything wrong with that
i love this class name:
DIV.actioncenterbluebutton_red A {
interesting, Obama's uses EM sizing while McCain's uses PX
Ralph W.
not that there's anything wrong with that
Ernie B.
also fitting
Travis H.
I swear it's as if their CSS files directly correspond with their campaigns
Obama knows the IE6 hack:
* html #nav li * { position: relative; }
interesting, they also use CSS sprites
those trendy fuckers
wow and their spanish classnames are actually spanish!
#nav-donacion {
Ralph W.
McCain blocks those classes at the firewall...see what I did there?

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