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 http://www.dominic.cronin.nl

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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