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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-grid] Possible reconsideration of CSS terminology in terms of design?

From: Iain via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:14:35 +0000
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As while the case may be 'simpler' due to consistency and being a 
short word, I don't see that as an outstanding reason (good reason, 
but not great) to ignore design terminologies and implement them for 
future use especially in something so design-heavy as the CSS grid 
syntax. Again, this goes back to consistency between design and 

Hypothetical Scenario (and this does happen already when applying 
design to development):

* Designer uses certain terminologies to explain design
* Developer becomes confused as *they've heard some of the terms 
before but not all of them*
* Developer and Designer eventually get frustrated over two terms that
 mean the same thing but they don't know what they mean as they never 
heard that term the other knows
* This may lead to bickering over the use of words and need to find 
the right term to call it
* Time and effort is then wasted over confusion when it could have 
been prevented.

That's just one scenario but this happens when two words mean the same
 thing but can be very confusing for a lot of people, whether it's due
 to education, discipline etc. and this is why I want the appropriate 
properties and values to use design terms to make it a more 
understandable, easier flow for designers and developers instead of 
different words for the same thing.

This is also make CSS Grid accessible and easier to learn from a 
designer's point of view as it will make the use of it easier to 
understand and how to apply CSS Grid to their designs.

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