On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 05:09:06 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
I do not enforce anything on anyone. If a visitor gets upset by my styles
(which I find hard to believe), s/he can just switch off the stylesheet
and, there you go, gets a nicely marked up page that is fully functional
and readable. CSS is there just for the fun of it. I'm not going to serve
a page with just markup (and neither are you, IIRC).
Barbara de Zoete wrote:
I thought it was supposed to be a good habit to set background colors.
It is better to leave the choice to the visitor. Enforcing object
properties(where unnecessary) only upsets people,
Setting a background color is a good thing if you set other colors too.
You have no idea what color is the default of your visitors browser. If
you set for example any font color, be sure to set a background color too.
For all you know, your font color could be the default background color of
This is an entirely different subject and one I seem to care for less and
less (the pixel part that is, not the visually-impaired). I design the
presentation of my pages with no particular browser in mind, but I test
the design firstly and mainly in Opera (I love Opera; it's so unforgiving
sometimes :-) ), secondly in FireFox. If they both get the idea right, I
then check how IE(6) renders my pages. Most of the times, and then I mean
really most of the times, somthing like 99,9% of the times, the designs
shows up there just fine (that is: functional). That is good enough for
me. I don't care that that browser is otherwise antique, faulty, buggy and
disfunctional (like not being able to rerender font sizes set in pixels in
an other size).
e.g. defining font size in pixels which obstructs the visually-impaired.