[Web4lib] Gracefully degrades to..?
Bret.Parker at ci.stockton.ca.us
Wed May 24 13:38:49 EDT 2006
And for those who want to read about this elsewhere, here is a good
Aaron Weiss, "The Web Designer's Dilemma: When Standards and Practice
Diverge," netWorker 10.1 (March 2006), 18-25. (ISSN: 1091-3556).
Weiss offers good points to both sides of the argument.
Bret Parker, Senior Applications Programmer Analyst (MLIS)
Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
City of Stockton (California)
bret.parker at ci.stockton.ca.us
>>> Mike Taylor <mike at miketaylor.org.uk> 5/24/2006 9:43 AM >>>
Jennifer Heise writes:
> Can you recommend a good book on using CSS for positioning that
> DOES degrade gracefully? I've really avoided using CSS-based layout
> myself because I've seen it degrade horribly so many times, and I
> don't want to take a chance on my users seeing all the text piled
> on top of each other.
I quite agree. I know that people go on about how great it is that
you can use CSS for layout, but I've never seen the appeal, and I
prefer to use tables for layout and CSS for, well, style. The result
of course is that my sites _do_ degrade gracefully -- much more
gracefully that CSS-layout sides do on browsers that don't implement
CSS properly (which is not rare).
So I think you should quietly ignore the advice of the CSS-layout
mafia, and lay your pages out using good old-fashioned tables, at
least for the next few years.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <mike at miketaylor.org.uk>
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