design concept (was RE: [thelist] IE Headaches (Table/Image layout) +CSS)

Joshua Olson joshua at
Mon Dec 27 15:51:02 CST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel D Canfield
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 1:45 PM
> > Designers, IMO, should have a good
> > understanding of HTML and CSS so that they can keep the 
> > limitations of HTML
> > and CSS presentation in mind when they design pages.
> Meself, I'd rather work with a brilliant designer who'd never even
> *heard* of HTML and CSS, so they wouldn't fall into the trap of
> designing around limitations, but force me to figger out how to create
> their 'impossible' design.


I suppose it really depends on how much one values their time.  I'd rather
spend a short amount of time cutting up a brilliant design that was designed
to work within a more hack-less CSS environment than spend 3 times the
amount of time trying to make some "pixel" perfect design work cross

Some of the more talented designers I've worked with are not coders, but I
firmly believe that a designer does their best work when they understand the
canvas on which they will create.  The canvas, in this case, is CSS and
HTML.  Understanding the basic premise of how the elements are arranged with
CSS may lead to faster project completion, which equates to money.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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