Hey ninjas, in this CSS tutorial for beginners, we’ll take a close look at the !important declaration and how it should AND SHOULDN’T be used. The important declaration should only be used in extreme cases where no other alternative is available. Otherwise, it’s always best to re-visit your selectors to make them work the way you want them to!


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  1. Awesome videos! I have been a back end developer for a while and wanted to refresh my tool box on CSS, as well as Angular. I have found your videos to be very helpful. I do have a question I have wanted to ask for a looong time. If one codes their CSS properly, is there ever really a need for the !important? Between the id, class, and tag selectors, one should have everything they need, right?

  2. Hey, I have a question I'm hoping you could answer, but first of all I'd like to say thanks for the videos. 🙂 I'm learning web development and using your courses to complement other resources I'm using to learn, and to be honest I've learned a lot of stuff from them so far.

    So now for my question. I've been confused for a while now about who uses HTML and CSS – designers, or developers? Many times throughout the videos you've mentioned "designers," but now you're saying you're a front end developer. So I just wanted to know for sure if it's relevant for someone interested in full stack development with no design training and no interest in design, just development (I don't believe one can be both a designer and developer anyways). It's really confusing as you hear people saying all the time that designers need to know HTML and CSS, and then they say front end developers need to know those…

    I hope you could clarify this bit. And thanks again. 🙂


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