Disallow !important

nzakas edited this page Nov 30, 2011 · 3 revisions

The !important annotation is used to artificially increase the specificity of a given property value in a rule. This is usually an indication that the specificity of the entire CSS has gotten a bit out of control and needs to be refactored. The more frequently !important is found in CSS, the more likely it is that developers are having trouble styling parts of a page effectively.

Rule Details

Rule ID: important

This rule is aimed at keeping your specificity levels in check. As such, it warns whenever !important is used.

The following patterns are considered warnings:

.mybox {
    color: red !important;
}

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