[thelist] Are you designing with CSS and web standards?

Rich Points rich at richpoints.com
Thu Mar 10 21:57:55 CST 2005

I'm curious how many designers out there are using valid html or xhtml 
and pure CSS layouts these days.  I've been designing with CSS for about 
two and a half years now, I was really motivated to do so after reading/ 
Designing with Web Standards/ by Jeffery Zeldman.  Zeldman begins the 
book by stating that 99.9% of websites are obsolete, meaning they don't 
comply with web standards. 

I bring this up because I'm working with a client who is concerned that 
if I stop working for them that they would have trouble finding a 
designer who understands pure CSS layouts.   So my question is are you 
using CSS to design?  If so to what extent are you using it, pure CSS 
table-less layouts or just simple styling of <p> and <a> tags?   If you 
know nothing about web standards and CSS design are you planning on 
learning it in the next few years.

This question is for designers as well as coders. 


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