CSS audits: taking stock of your code

I enjoyed reading this A List Apart post from Susan Roberton. Unlike a lot other CSS optimization articles, there’s a formalization to Susan’s breakdown of an “audit” that I appreciate. An audit isn’t about making direct code changes, it’s working through the entire CSS base and delivering an document that summarizes changes to make. I find most teams skip even informal auditing, instead preferring to just hack away on a CSS snippet they don’t like. In the process they miss larger, more important architectural changes.