At 14:16 +0200 9/3/04, Chris Heilmann wrote:
>Browsers will render it, but it is a bad hack and not according to the specs:
>Please try to read about most of this stuff in the WIKI or google for it
>first, it is rather rude to ask a lot of very basic questions.
False. Let's review:
"We do our best to help newcomers to CSS and old hands alike, and
many fascinating techniques and tricks, some of them documented in
articles for respected industry publications, have come out of the
list discussion. If you're interested in using CSS in today's
browsers, and you want to be a better CSS author, then this list is
very definitely for you."
"css-discuss is meant for beginning and experienced authors both, but
I'm actually more interested in helping out the beginners. CSS can
seem daunting at first, and it is definitely a skill that is
challenging to acquire. We all started out wondering how to do cool
stuff, and perplexed by browser behavior. It's my hope that the more
expert among us can help ease the transition the newcomers are making
by sharing our collective experience. Of course, there's room for
advanced stuff: the list is also meant to be a place for CSS veterans
to share new ideas, tricks, and techniques for using CSS in
interesting ways. And it's also a good venue to pass along
CSS-related announcements that will be of interest to all."
That's not to say that people should ignore the Wiki and Google
before asking, but not every search will turn up the desired answer,
because a big part of getting an answer is knowing how to ask the
question. When you're starting out, it's tough to even know how to
ask for what you want. So it's important to me that people
understand that basic questions are, in fact, welcomed on this list.
For those who want a list that's focused on just the beginner
stage of learning CSS, and doesn't cover the whole range from
beginner to advanced, I recommend css-foundations at
Eric A. Meyer (http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/), List Chaperone
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
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