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I was wondering why you chose to define an element entirely using classes in the HTML instead of breaking shared functionality into placeholders / mixins (to use Sass as an example). Is it because you don't use a preprocessor?

If we take the example of a list, it might look like:

<ul class="ui-list horizontal-list resource-list gallery-list"></ul>

In this situation, why is this better than a single class:

<ul class="gallery-list"></ul>

With that class composed from placeholders:

.gallery-list {
  @extend %ui-list;
  @extend %horizontal-list;
  @extend %resource-list;

  // Gallery List specific styles

Do you see this as potentially beneficial?