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Why you should buy your staff a copy of Every Layout

Publish date: Author: Andy

Dear bosses,

You have probably been sent this link by a staff member who would like you to buy them a copy of Every Layout. In this post, I’ll outline some benefits that you, the boss, can enjoy if you invest in your staff’s learning and training by purchasing a copy of Every Layout.

When you understand CSS, you generally make fewer mistakes

So many mistakes—especially with CSS—can be directly attributed to a lack of knowledge, but you only get that knowledge from learning and experience. We share our vast, combined experience in Every Layout to give people a head-start.

CSS is hard, but what we do with Every Layout is demonstrate how keeping things as simple as possible can give your CSS the most power. We leverage the power of the browser and guide it, rather than micro-manage it, for a much more resilient front-end. This approach is completely valid for building a tiny blog, all the way up to a huge design system.

We leverage the power of the browser and guide it, rather than micro-manage it

We’re convinced that our approach in Every Layout will reduce mistakes. In fact, we know it will, because that approach has served us both very well in our combined experience of over 20 years, working on huge projects and tiny projects alike.

Good CSS knowledge will help to reduce technical debt

CSS is great, but when you over-engineer and over-complicate it, it can get pretty hairy, pretty quickly. A common, knee-jerk response to this conundrum is to employ the use of a CSS-in-JS library or heavy-duty framework, but that is like taking out a Wonga loan to pay off your house.

Technical debt is incredibly expensive, and with modern, all-encompassing web-tooling, the interest rates can be extortionate. In contrast to this, the content we created for Every Layout encourages you to write very powerful layouts, with a tiny, native footprint. These layouts are also portable and interoperable, which means that you can very likely use them across most of your team’s projects. Using these layouts to refactor your existing projects can drastically reduce that high-interest technical debt.

Wrapping up

You get a lot of bang-for-your-buck with Every Layout and it should be a valuable resource for both you and your staff, because their enhanced knowledge will have a positive effect on your business as a whole.

We also try to make the licensing as viable as possible, so if you do want to buy licences for multiple staff members, get in touch and we can work out a bulk discount for you.

If you’re not the boss and need to convince your boss to buy you a copy of Every Layout, send them a link to this post.

If you find yourself wrestling with CSS layout, it’s likely you’re making decisions for browsers they should be making themselves. Through a series of simple, composable layouts, Every Layout will teach you how to better harness the built-in algorithms that power browsers and CSS.

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