Universal Selectors

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Recently I was reading an article from Chris Coyier: Things It Might Be Fun/Useful to Try the Universal (*) Selector On talking about the use of the universal CSS selector (*) to accomplish many things. The examples go from modifying the box-model, apply CSS transitions to apply relative positioning.

Personally, I found this article dangerous, first, because the hard use of the Universal Selector, has it’s repercussions in the browser, not in the “performance” but at the end in the CSS pre-processing, aka rendering. You can read more information about this in Google’s article Optimize browser rendering.

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