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

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:22:33 +0000

I agree. My site is also a simple layout with a simple style sheet. I style for smooth degradation, meaning the site still functions with no css or in a text-based browser. Both javascript and css have quirks between browsers not based on logic, which can make things very frustrating. I find creating a clean looking style sheet to be very difficult, which makes things less fun as well. Libraries like jquery are nice but add a layer of abstraction. I also looked at css frameworks but was confused as to what value they offer.

If possible, I'd make buddies with someone who knows their web design stuff.


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From: Kurt H Maier
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Subject: Re: [dwm] [OT] Personal Website and CSS
Sent: Feb 18, 2009 17:59

In my estimation, the web is a lost cause. As time goes on, it's more
and more a tool that is abused by idiots cramming too much broken
"functionality" in them, and most browsers are just platforms from
which to launch bad ideas. The whole thing was never designed for
fine-grained control of how a website was rendered, and you're asking
for a lot of heartache by attempting to make it work that way.

On my website[1], I use very basic html, and include a stylesheet
basically to set colors I like and a maximum width for the main body
of the text. I also use CSS to move some of the navigation stuff off
to the side, but other than that, it's up to the reader to configure
his browser to make things presentable.

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