[thesite] improved? rating layout

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Mon Nov 19 09:46:56 CST 2001

At 08:56 PM 11/19/2001, aardvark opined:

>so, we'd add new classes?  or do it inline?  again, i resist CSS
>bloat, especially now that michele has made a bunch of changes...

Ooops, not my territory. I'm afraid I haven't quite been following those 
threads :(
Mea culpa.


Oh gosh. A big pile of data. I've been trying to figure out how many use NS 
4.xx but have been unsuccessful. Someone wanna help me out?

>however, i'm curious why you ask... is there a raw % you're looking
>for that will justify it?

It depends. If there's a compelling majority that will benefit from 
something, and cause minor problems for the remaining few, and if that 
benefit is significant, then it may be worth the trade-off. For example, 
having proper leading in body text does indeed improve readability. 
Netscape 4.xx has problems with child classes where the parent also has a 
line-height defined. It also pukes on printing. (Or am I missing other 
bugs?). But if only, say, 4-5% of our users use Netscape 4.xx, it may be 
worth it for the greater good i.e., the other 95%.

Also, the site is frequented by web developers, who are more likely to have 
a recent standards-compliant browser, IMHO. But the stats tell the story. 
Now if only I could figure out what it said :P

>that's why i suggest we just dump the box styling... all of that goes



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