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[css-d] Need help!

Sent by Judy Giraffeweb on 25 January 2002 17:05

My CSS is very basic I believe.  However, I am trying to re-work a site and
I have 2 problems.

1.  When I validate, the CSS validates but I have a Warning with nothing
listed under it.

2. On other pages, if the info on the right side of the Table is shorter
than the left, it all moves down to the bottom of the page.

I was thinking about experimenting with ditching the tables altogether and
trying the 2 column layout on Eric's site, but I am so crunched for time now
that I may have to try that later.

Any suggestions about what could be wrong?  OR other ideas?  The orginal
site is at I don't know who did it originally.

Judy Benedict
Giraffe Web Design Services
"Heads Above The Rest"
1 Augusta St., Suite 304
Greenville, SC  29601

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Henick" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [css-d] What happened to design?

> On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Joshua Kaufman wrote:
> > Has anyone else read Chris Casciano's article on the cookie cutter
> > approach that many are taking to CSS?
> >
> >
> > He argues that even though major browsers have become more standards..
> >
> > Is anyone else using CSS like this?  Will strong use of CSS bring
> > about...
> The reasons for this are manifold, I think.
> 1.  Netscape 4.
> 2.  Dreamweaver et. al.
> 3.  Designers by and large have yet to grasp the fact that markup was
>     always meant for structural purposes, and are clinging to their
>     comfort zones (see #2).
> That said, what can CSS really do, that's amazing?  (I asked a similar
> question at WebVisions, and it tanked horribly - nobody understood what I
> was getting at.)
> CSS /by itself/ is... well, interesting.  But in terms of neat stuff, most
> of its power as a single tool is in control of type.  CSS2 allows
> presentation and structure to cooperate more broadly, but we all know
> about the current state of CSS2 support.
> Once you get past that, there's not much... unless you start doing DHTML
> (which without CSS is a lot less valuable).
> For many of the roles DHTML can fill, Flash already does the job quite
> well, from the designer's perspective.
> Which starts simmerin' a whole diff'nt kettle o'fish.
> Keep in mind though that I'm not dissin' on DHTML (note my earlier post).
> At the same time, it's the designer's role to create something that makes
> people gasp in awe - and designers capable of inspiring such awe are more
> likely to do their work in Flash.
> --
> Ben Henick
> Web Author At-Large              Managing Editor
> [EMAIL-REMOVED]                  [EMAIL-REMOVED]
> --
> "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?"
> "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid."
> "We will disguise ourselves as a cow."
> "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"
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