I hope this time will work :)
> > I think someone is defining "site stability" on the wrong premises....
Well if you are refering it to me, First of all I never did define "site stability".I did define
"Layout stability" though. Now let me give you an example tomake it clear what the difference is
between those two phrases.
A building is built by columns and beams etc. which these columnsand beams create the structure for
When talking about stability of this building ,one as a professionalengineer would talk about
stability of the structure of the buildingnot the stability of building. However other people who
are notprofessional engineer would talk about the stability of this building,because they do not
know anything about the structure of thisbuilding.
Same as above when we talk about stability in web environment,a professional designer or coder needs
to talk about "layout stability"which is the structure coded to create the site.
So I believe, we will need to let other people call it "site stability".
No intention to insult anybody though :) .
Because of my civil engineering background I can see some points thateven an expert has not seen it
before in terms of "layout stability" ofweb content.
This, of course, will not make me an expert. I am very far from it :) andI learn everyday.
Even though one will find some nice and stable web siteson the internet , however I believe they
have not been designed purposely for "layout stability" and or if they have, then the designershave
not called for designing for it before which is why I decidded to make this call.
Layout stability is not just a simple matter of what its phrase reffers to.That is why I have called
for a case study and research at:
Problem arises when we assume that we know everything about it just bylooking at the definition of
the "layout stability" phrase and act based on our assumptions.
I believe I have pointed out an extremely important issue in regardsto make the web content more
readable and more usable by calling for designing for layout stability.
I do not believe it is creating limitation on web, actually I do believe
reverse and that it makes the web more usable and more readable.
limitation will come if one asks somebody not to use a tool, I am
not asking this. I am sking to use a tool to create more user friendly
In terms of your comment in your comment about a design displaying
correctly by chance,I do not agree with you. because as a professional
web designer you know better than everybody else that it is not
possible for a specific design to be rendered correctly in all browsers
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