On a good development team, code is created to be handed off. Developers use best practice techniques, such as Block, Element, Modifier (BEM) syntax, to create clean, maintainable code that can easily be handed off and taken over. While there’s no denying you still have to play with the code to truly understand it, the learning curve isn’t nearly as steep because the person who created the code had you in mind while developing it.
Toscano provides a brief overview of some best practices for modular design and code, the crux of which is that modules or templates are created with the intention of handing them off well in mind. How can we, as writers, support developers and designers in their efforts to create templatized content?