[thelist] Re: CSS 'hacks'

Michael Mell mike at nthwave.net
Mon Jun 10 13:07:00 CDT 2002

There is a concept floating around called Extreme Programming (XP). Here is a
quick intro:

XP goes far beyond simple coding practices, but I have an intuitively defined
set of guidelines that I think of as my XP guidelines.
~ do nothing that is not platform independent
~ avoid working with systems that suck (I include Javascript here)
~ if necessary to work with sucky systems, keep it to a minimum (most of CSS in
~ always build in an Object Oriented way (even my simplest websites use a CMS)

Anyone have a more rigorous set of XP guidelines for html/css?


jcanfield at magisnetworks.com wrote:

> > i'm not anti-css, in fact i definitely and wholeheartedly
> > believe in separating style from content, but at the same
> > time, i have a very strong aversion to what i call hacks
> > (donning my flame retardant suit), so if anything, i am
> > perhaps just a css anti-guru....
> >
> >
> > rudy
> No, you're an evangelist for the true faith.
> Part of what's wrong with the web is that so many of us have felt compelled
> to hack HTML for presentation instead of leaving it as a structural tool.
> Standards are making progress, and the browsers are (albeit sluggishly)
> following suit. Let's not submit ourselves to years of CSS hacks which we'll
> all have to unlearn next year, the way we now all have to unlearn HTML
> presentational hacks.
> joel
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