The Learning Curve

New tricks for an old dog.

The Zen of Cascading Style Sheets

After the excesses of designers gone wild with table based killer web-pages, I welcomed the austere simplicity of most CSS based pages. I appreciated the change right up to the time that the new look seemed to become the norm. Contrast is refreshing, but contrast is impossible without variety.

There is nothing about using CSS that requires a page to have a particular appearance style. Perhaps it is time for web design fashion to shift again.

A great showcase for eye-popping CSS designs is css Zen Garden

“There is clearly a need for CSS to be taken seriously by graphic artists. The Zen Garden aims to excite, inspire, and encourage participation. To begin, view some of the existing designs in the list. Clicking on any one will load the style sheet into this very page. The code remains the same, the only thing that has changed is the external .css file. Yes, really.

from css Zen Garden

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Written by Tom Fox

08/29/2006 at 2:38 pm

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