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I am in charge of maintaining a large number of sites running on the same code base but with subtle color/ui differences. This is similar to how Stack Overflow has many different Q&A sites with the same code base but different layouts/colors. I remember reading an Article written by one of the Stack Overflow founders where he praised a CSS framework that made managing multiple sites with similar layouts a lot easier for him. I've always wanted to investigate that framework, but forgot to bookmark the article. Does this ring a bell to anyone?

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There is an article on Meta about the technology used to build the site. – Paul Tomblin Nov 16 '10 at 19:06
@Paul Tomblin, the article doesn't mention the css framework this post is about. blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/09/… – Sam Nov 16 '10 at 19:23

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I can't speak for "core", but on chat we use less. This lets us have a few files which just define colors/images etc - the main template uses the variables.

For the scenario you ask about, I think it makes perfect sense.

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How do you integrate a ruby library with all the .NET technology used elsewhere? Or is chat written in ruby? – Sam Nov 16 '10 at 19:20
@Sam - there are .NET versions. And actually we run it in a script at build time anyway, so any version would be fine. – Marc Gravell Nov 16 '10 at 19:32
@Sam - I fixed the link for you ;p – Marc Gravell Nov 16 '10 at 19:33
Awesome. This is what I was looking for. Thanks. – Liquid90605 Nov 16 '10 at 22:09

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