Goodbye MacroCSS, long live CSSing

I’ve just spend an hour chatting with Daniel Mota (aka IceBeat) about his project CSSing. I’ve been following its developement for some months now, in fact I started my own version, MacroCSS, since he didn’t have released the source code at that time.

I didn’t have the time to continue the development of MacroCSS, I did manage though to implement a SAC based parser for CSS which turned out to be quite powerful. IceBeat was searching with a post in his blog for a replacement for his regular expression based parser. I pointed him to MacroCSS and he was quite impressed with it.

After chatting with him I’m quite happy, not just because he liked my parser but because we almost share the same vision for this project. Since as I said, I don’t have the time to continue the development of MacroCSS on my own, I’m deprecating it and I’ll focus on helping IceBeat with CSSing in what I can.

I really think this project could be a real hit for the web development comunity, it fits really well with other ‘web 2.0’ (hell, how much I hate that term) technologies like ajax (I hate this one even more). So if anyone is reading this and wants to help out, he/she will be more than welcome.