Re: [dwm] [OT] Personal Website and CSS

From: nilp <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:49:00 +0100

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:10:35PM +0100, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
> Hi,
> since several years I have been planed to launch a personal website. I
> used to do quite aesthetical web design before I have subscribed to
> minimalism. What annoyed me then and now was CSS and its implementations
> in modern browsers.
> When I tried to design a minimalist website (just some typographic
> enhancements to make texts more read- and printable), I realised that
> there seems to be no agreed standard for a default CSS stylesheet merely a
> recommendation from the CSS standard [1] (which is incomplete) and a lot
> of people seem to be concerned about resetting the browser CSS defaults -
> even the W3C does so in their stylesheets [2]. Most people seems to have
> installed nearly all popular browsers, test with those and incorporate
> workarounds if necessary.
> All in all this seems very absurd to me and I would like to know how
> you approached this problem.
> At the moment I'm just aware of The Anti-web Manifesto [3] that someone
> linked to on this mailing list. Although I mainly subscribe to it,
> browsers like Mozilla Firefox have terrible default typographic style
> and using text-mode browsers like links often seems to be only solution
> when reading longer texts.
> Any ideas?
> Regards,
> Matthias-Christian
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

This is why i use Links2 with patches for tabs and hot keys from
It's so fast and so easy on eyes (grey background everywhere, black text,
blue links), that i've dropped Conkeror for daily browsing, patched some Links
keybindings i don't like and just use static Opera for sites that require


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