Re: [dev] content vs navigation in the web

From: Martin Swift <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:47:26 +0000

On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 03:18:23PM +0100, markus schnalke wrote:
> Why do people use lists, which take a line for each item? It's easy to
> do it without lists and thus having the items of one level all in a
> line.

First of all, people use lists because they are a sensible way to
structure a /list/ of items. Secondly, there is nothing inherent about
the list that demands that they be displayed one item per line --
that's just a sensible default and this is one of the reasons why we
have CSS.

Finally, you're absolutely right that one can do it without lists.
While one certainly isn't bound by any design principles there are, at
the same time, benefits to those principles. As for weighing the pros
and contras I'll let this do for now given the large name-calling-to-
substance ratio on this list. It's an interesting topic, though.

Take care,
Received on Sun Nov 08 2009 - 22:47:26 UTC

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