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Re: The RNIB replies to web design criticism

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 15:01:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3F185226.7080405@cookiecrook.com>
To: Isofarro <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Isofarro wrote:

>As a point of principle, and to prove that it can be done in CSS, I've spent
>a few hours reimplementing the design using floats to eliminate any
>overlapping problems. I felt it neccessary to correct the impression the
>RNIB are creating about CSS layouts as inferior to presentational-based

Regarding your second iteration:

I'd suggest a few changes.

1) Add a default background color to the page. If they haven't noticed 
this yet, somebody will. Hypothetically, if a user had their default 
browser background color set to black, they couldn't read some of your 
text. However, if they override your specified one with !important and 
forget to add a foreground color, that's their own fault.

2) Add a min-width specification (maybe 100px?) to the main (middle) 
content DIV. This won't work in every browser, but it will help some 
browsers overcome the overlap problem that is still happening a little bit.

Good luck. Keep fighting the good fight.
James Craig

Received on Friday, 18 July 2003 16:01:55 UTC

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