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Kevin Rapley

I am a fan of using css frameworks for rapid prototyping which make use of reusable classes similar to how you describe in this article. There is however a divide between designers, some saying the classes bloat markup and are un-semantic. I am happy to use these in personal projects where I can apply semantics through applying ID’s, but for a large-scale production website these reusable classes just won’t do.

It is interesting that you are applying these classes through jQuery which may get around the problem when javascript is enabled, but what happens when it is disabled? How unobtrusive is this javascript?

I think for most, writing well formed, semantic HTML and CSS will be the order for the day when it comes to the day-to-day markup. This is a great tutorial but will be kept to the personal website where a playground for code is acceptable.