Dominic Cronin

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OK - so I'm not entirely a novice coder, but my heart lies in writing server code, not clients. In CSS terms that means I'm a lover not a fighter. I don't want to beat my brains out trying to figure out all the hard parts. That's what browser-wonks are for. By the way, why won't this text thingy I'm typing into work unless my browser is maxed? And even then...

Anyway - I've been trying to build by home page using a table-less liquid layout. That's partly because I always loved the idea of separating content from presentation. Now it seems that browsers are sophisticated enough to cope with a style-based layout, I should try it.

So there you have it. I *want* to do the right thing, but I'm not an expert. I asked an expert how to lay out my home page, and he said something like "Don't fight it - use tables". Heck though - it's my home page; nobody's paying me for it, so I can get pedantic if I like.

Did anyone notice the contradiction above? I want to use a CSS layout, but I don't want to beat my brains out. I think the hard parts I talked about are the browser dependencies. It's a full-time job, and it has been since the *first* browser wars kicked off. I'm just waiting for it all to become standard enough to be easy.

Update: There used to be a link here to the site in question, but that site no longer exists. I now have a site with very similar styling but very different CSS (I now use Plone) at

For practical purposes, Plone answers my needs quite well. It manages the style sheets for me, and I don't have to mess with layouts if I don't want to.

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