Best practice - Using Utility Classes, Yes or No?

I'm trying to get away from years long habits of writing inline styles and move toward standalone stylesheets.

I'm wondering your thoughts on creating a utility class sheet (as well as sheets for specific purposes)

things like

.glow {
	color: white;
	text-shadow: black 0.1em 0.1em 0.2em;}

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It seems to me to make sense especially when you can chain them

<div class="headline indent-15 glow">Some Text</div>

but does that follow best practice?

It does keep the page markup cleaner and does allow changes to the CSS without changing the page markup but something like this


seems weird somehow.

I'll probably continue to do this in any case because it seems to work for me but I'm just wondering what others are doing.
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Nothing wrong with it, everyone has their own style of writing CSS

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