Clement Ho


Clement is a frontend engineer at GitLab. He is a maintainer of GitLab’s frontend code and a merge request coach for community contributed code. Prior to GitLab, he worked at HP and received a CIO Excellence award. He also had a brief stint as a co-founder of a startup.


Refactoring CSS Bloat

CSS technical debt is something we all face as our projects scale. Different companies and projects resolve these debts differently. I’d like to share about how GitLab identified our CSS bloat and what actions we have taken and are planning to take to remove our bloat and our plan to create a UI component library that adheres with a design system so that other frontend engineers can easily add new features without worrying about styling.