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Re: [css-d] What happened to design?

Sent by Mark Newhouse on 28 January 2002 11:11


on 1/27/02 4:35 AM, Ben Henick at [EMAIL-REMOVED] wrote:

> I don't think it's possible to get rounded corners, unless you use either
> images or Flash.

Well, it *is* possible (this was done for an accessibility class I took last
summer):

http://homepage.mac.com/accessibility/big_one/

The technique I have used is to take the curved images out of the document
structure and put them into the style sheet. This has several advantages,
such as easier to maintain code, easier to update the design, or even
provide for alternate designs:

http://homepage.mac.com/accessibility/big_one/?hc.css
http://homepage.mac.com/accessibility/big_one/?vanilla.css

All the same HTML file, with different CSS files attached. The first one
recreates a heavily tabled site I did c. 1998.

( http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~newhouse/I4E/ for the curious...)
 
> I doubt that anyone here is hoping for a demonstration that works
> flawlessly in Netscape 4.  Further, I hope that's the case.
>
> You'd have to give me a damned good reason (such as the one made of
> little slips of paper printed with a portrait of B. Franklin in a green
> duotone, which does nicely *grin*) to not default to a presentation that
> degrades in some obvious way for the benefit of Netscape 4 users.

The CSS layout above degrades into a structured document in NN4. I even
allowed for some textual styling, but not much beyond that.

HTH,

--Mark Newhouse
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