I know, that's why I'm attempting to learn, but man, it's so tempting to go
back. Luckily it's slow here with work so I'm able to devote this time, but
normally I can't spend this much time on development for a client.
Nice sites BTW!
ANGELA TRIGG * TRIGGERID
[EMAIL-REMOVED]] On Behalf Of Tony Crockford
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [css-d] I want to scream
Angela Trigg wrote:
> can someone give me a reason to stick it out given all the hacks you
> have to do, etc?
eventually you'll discover the power of CSS - to take semantic (x)html and
lay it out one way or another in minutes, to make a minor change across the
whole site in seconds, to get faster downloading pages and better search
engine results and greater and wider accessibility.
but first you have to start *designing* with CSS in mind, rather than from a
I liken the transition to CSS as how a watercolorist would find painting
with oils for the first time - nothing is the same, although the end result
looks similar, the techniques, the brush strokes, the way the colors are
mixed up - everything is different, but once you understand the differences
between the media then the most fantastic vivid results are attained.
it's the same with CSS - the first few site builds are the hardest, that's
when you learn the basic techniques - when to float ,when to use absolute
positioning, how and when to mix background and inline images, how to get
minimum height, when to use padding and when to avoid it and so on.
eventually you'll have your "stock" solutions to any visual design and you
start thinking CSS from the first time you see the visual...
it's a learning curve, it can be steep, but the speed of build and ease of
change make it all worth while once you've mastered it.
my last two builds (designs by client, CSS/XHTML by me):
List wiki/FAQ -- http://css-discuss.incutio.com/ Supported by evolt.org --
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