--- drt - lists [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> I have spent time working on my primary site and the expected
> painful transition to CSS1 on the site is not as bad as I
> expected it to be. Still stripping out <font> tags - hopefully
> will be done by this weekend (still have a couple of hundred
> files to go through).
Hmmm... I haven't followed that particular thread, but I hope you are
not doing this by hand? HTML Tidy has a batch mode that can do a very
good job on all files at once. See
<http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/> for details. Depending on
the complexity of your documents, you will still have to work on
them, but it's a good way to get rid of most of the garbage.
> Oh, and the frustration part comes in because I really, really,
> really like the design and layout of many of the sites I have
> recently seen.
> My site is almost 7 years old, and due to how busy it is, and
> that it is a hobby that has grown way out of control, I have
> not had time to work on look and feel stuff for a couple of
I have a couple small sites that haven't been changed for years, too.
Even my more recent private site, which is mostly about webdesign,
doesn't have any special "look and feel" to speak of. It doesn't even
have a real navigation, unless you're using something that can handle
the LINK element... but so what? People still visit, they still like
the content, they keep asking me for more. IMHO this shows that for
most people the content is more important than the looks. CSS is the
icing on the cake.
> I love the ability as in Mark Howell's site
> <http://www.mark.ac/css> to
> choose which style to use is fantastic.
This style changing stuff is in fashion, it's fun, and sometimes it's
really very cute! But I wonder if it is a useful feature for
commercial sites. People are getting used to customizing and
personalizing, but I'm not sure how far this should reasonably go.
BTW, for a really extreme example of user customization, check out
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