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Re: [css-d] Suggestions sought...

Sent by John Bedard on 28 January 2002 13:01


Bruce,

I just converted my personal site from an XHTML/CSS/Blogger/BlueRobot/Hiermenus website to Post
Nuke. 

I too am concerned with seemingly taking a major step backwards (all the way to HTML 4.01 anyway).
I'm thinking about what it will take to convert PostNuke to XHTML/CSS-P, but my concern is the thing
is still technically a beta, and hasn't even reached version 1.0. They are still actively developing
and turning out new .7x versions every couple of months. How do you go through PostNuke and remove
all the table code, insert CSS code and make it XHTML compliant, without either foregoing future
upgrades or risk having your changes overwritten by the next bug fix? Maybe it's not really that big
an issue...I'm still learning PHP and this is also my first database-related project.

There is a Yahoo Group called pn-bui that is fairly new but seem to be trying to deal with these
questions as well.

Right now I just keep telling myself that the benefits of PostNuke outweight the drawbacks of a
table-based layout. About all I plan to do in the near term is to make my jbcom theme XHTML
compliant.

John
P.S. http://www.johnbedard.com (postnuke), http://www.johnbedard.com/oldsite

>>> "Bruce Nordstrand" [EMAIL-REMOVED]> 01/26/02 08:00AM >>>
Hi All

Firstly, an introduction. I have been lurking on this list from the
beginning. I am brand-new to CSS and have only been actively been involved
in actually creating for the web for about 7 months. I am actually a
developer in 4GL languages, but have always had a great interest in the web.
A friend of mine turned me to CSS and it power & beauty so here I am, eager
to learn. So to it...

My site, aussiesmallbusiness.com is a site based on the free PHP CMS,
Postnuke. It has currently horribly intertwined PHP and HTML so I set my
self a project to fully separate content from code. Also attached to the
site is the vBulletin forum which I will also be attacking as it is
currently heavily table based. Now, having viewed the power of CSS on the
many examples and sites such as glish, bluerobot and alistapart as well as
the sites you guys have posted, I am in somewhat of a state of flux and
looking for recommendations.

The question is: Should I go for a full CSS layout or a combined table/CSS
layout? Which would give me the most freedom to explore something different
other than the layout I currently have. I still haven't decided whether to
go ice, jello or liquid (see I have picked up a few buzz words already!). I
have been tinkering with a few ideas but am unsure of which path I should
focus on. Any of you guru's out there have any suggestions?

Looking forward to any help or suggestions that may come of this.

All the best

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