My sympathies, as well. I think Leah's advice is good, though I get
very frustrated when I think I know how to crank something out and
then find a standards violation in IE is going to require more hours
of work than the original design did. I get tempted to just abandon
people that still insist on using IE. After all, there are so many
great standards-based browsers that are free and work better than IE.
I also sometimes think about the billions of dollars that have been
lost to Microsoft's obstinance and wonder why the industry hasn't
seriously taken them to task on this and forced them to implement a
browser we can all work with. The bottom line is usually a great
Well, maybe the "market" will get to them some day, though it doesn't
often act with the greatest wisdom.
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 23:11:39 +1000
From: Lea de Groot [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
Subject: Re: [css-d] URGENT... Client's requirement changed... Rip and
tearat an entire CSS now??
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> So yeah, I reverted to tables. I'm so tired of fighting with CSS,
> differences, and a much lower productivity rate than I used to have,
> this point I'm starting not to care. I thought I had planned out the
> this site well enough to be able to institute changes fairly easily,
> was horribly wrong. CSS is killing my business... The smaller the
> more it's about "DELIVER". I had to deliver...and for the other
> building, the situation is no different. I would love to do the
> csszengarden thing, but I also need to feed my family.
I hear your frustration, but don't be too disillusioned - tell me, when
you first started building web pages with tables, did being able to
execute any layout come overnight, or did it take time?
It took some time to get the various techniques down pat, right?
Theres no reason that it won't take you some time to come up to speed
with CSS-based layouts either.
Give it a chance - maybe on your less high priority projects? - and it
will all come together sooner than you probably find likely right now.
And a good nights sleep - that always works wonders :)
Lea de Groot
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