> just a question regarding how some of the more experienced folks here go
> about designing a new HTML/CSS site.
.... in the beginning there was only content ...
> how do you folks get it done?
1: Lynx-style (no CSS, no images, no script).
Opera's accessibility-styles is most often the substitute for Lynx.
Everything has to make proper sense on this stage, no matter what.
2: Time to play with CSS in the good browsers.
Sometimes the source-code need one or more CSS-hook, but nothing is
allowed to change the initial "source-ordered", "content-focused", layout.
3: Everything is turned around and trimmed in for a mostly "normal
order" in graphical browsers. Few limits here-- it's all CSS.
Dummy-images and "images in my head" is often used on this stage.
4: PhotoShop for creation and/or trimming whatever is needed in order to
get the right balance / look / feel. As little, and as light-weight, as
possible-- looking for "the sweet spot".
5: Testing that the main content always stays on top, and that the
design is giving in those situations when something has to give.
6: IE/win is tricked and/or forced into rendering something that looks
like the real thing-- in quirks mode.
IE/win's accessibility-styles is tested.
.... finished ...
CSS sure is fun
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