At 02:45 AM 12/11/04, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>CSS only has a big learning curve for those spoiled by <table
>border=0>. I'm totally convinced, that CSS is much easier to learn
>than table abuse and spacer gif tricks.
Frank, you might be right -- moving from table layout to floats does mean
folding one's brain along unaccustomed seams, and can be as difficult at
first as quitting any addiction.
However, the biggest CSS learning curve for me personally has been -- and
still is -- browser compatibility issues. I can spend an hour designing a
nice stable layout for Mozilla then the next three hours trying to tweak it
for IE & Opera without breaking what I've already done. It takes a long
time to memorize all the exceptions to the exceptions to the exceptions and
I'm still not there. Browser compatibility also appears to be the
predominant issue in the CSS-related listserve postings I see. I don't
think that having learned to design with tables is making this aspect of
things any worse for me than it would be if I started out with CSS, though
I do wish I could have started in the era of CSS3+!
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