On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:49:43 -0800, Thierry Koblentz
[Quoting me in >>]
>> Question the first: Is this a widely-accepted philosophy in the
>> web-design community, and is it being widely adopted - and should it
>I think this is the right approach, but note that most of the time there is
>no need to control what is sent to a particular browser as a property which
>is not supported is simply ignored.
>For example consider this:
> border:1px solid #333;
> -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
> border-radius: 3px;
This appears to be "trying to make the page appear 'the same' (or at
least very similar) in all browsers", while using the advanced
capabilities that might be available. Mr Clarke is suggesting
otherwise; an example in the book shows, for example, the serving of a
completely black-and-white-and grey page when viewed with IE6, but full
color (and certain graphical accents are completely different) when
viewed with FireFox.
I understand that one cannot expect to see THE SAME THING in all
browsers, as though the screen was a printed page; nevertheless, the
philosophy that I learned when I was first starting web design (and the
use of CSS) was to try to avoid radical differences in the appearance
from browser to browser, or screen size to screen size. That's what
I've done with my website at http://www.freelancetraveller.com - but it
appears that Mr Clarke disagrees with this philosophy, embracing its
opposite, and THAT is what I am questioning.
>> Question the second: What is the current level of support for CSS3?
>> There are some interesting ideas in CSS3, which I would like to be able
>> to use - but I'd like to know that the support is there and relatively
>> stable before attempting to use it.
>This is a great resource:
Thank you; this does indeed appear to be quite useful - and tells me
that CSS3 is not ready for prime time, and probably should not yet be
used as I'd like to use it.
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