Looking through the popular links on del.icio.us I found a page of tips for CSS: CSS Hacks & Issues.
Most of the tips are useful, if a little familiar by now, but their first one bugged me: Browser‐Specific selectors. As you’ve probably inferred, it shows you how to use CSS hacks in order to provide browser‐specific code. My problem is this: many people — myself included — think you shouldn’t use CSS hacks.
It’s an ongoing argument, but certainly in the case of Internet Explorer there’s no need for hacks when you can use conditional comments.
I think that if you’re teaching how to use CSS hacks, at the very least you should be linking to the arguments against their use.
Over at A List Apart they’re asking people in the web industry to participate in their first annual web design survey, to try and build up a profile of who we are and what we do.
9 ways ColdFusion 8 will rule web development. I like Coldfusion; I was forced into using it when I started my current job, and I found it very easy to pick up and get along with. However, as long as it remains proprietary and you have to pay upwards of £3,500 for the server edition, I don’t think it’ll rule web development.
I’m back from my holiday, with a quick look at some of the links I would have discussed in more detail had I been here…
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- Peter Gasston
- April 23, 2007 [Permalink]
- Tags: browsers, css, DOM, html, OS, Plugins, Scripting, Technology, Typography, XML
I’m off on holiday — back towards the end of April. I’ve written a new post for CSS3.info before I go: Kill IE6 to let CSS3 live.