> I think Ryan makes a good point. I think it would do the CSS
> community well to have a couple lists to choose from. I've never
> found this list terribly accommodating to newbies who ask a simple
> question and get barraged by the "Valid code Nazis".
> A beginner's list would be cool, and a more philosophical list to
> discuss CSS more generally with a bit less of an iron fist would be
> cool too.
IMHO a beginners list not telling people to make sure their code
validates is completely missing the point. Only when we agree to a
standard, it is possible to help find bugs and eliminate them. When it
comes to CSS, the current browser environment (usage, not availability)
makes it a bit awkward, but there is not really any good reason not to
tell "newbies" to validate first and fix later. After all we wasted
years hacking and targetting browsers rather than standards, no need for
upcoming developers to fall into the same trap. The tone of how that is
done is of course the factor that distinguishes helping from being
patronising. Personally, I consider this list rather good at that,
especially in comparison with RTFM forums out there.
As for the philosophical list, isn't that what the w3c lists are for?
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