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RE: web page layout standards

From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@seagatesoftware.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 00:20:55 -0800
Message-ID: <81E198609B9DD311BE0A00508B5E2984C98AF6@ipsent02.camelot.seagatesoftware.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
The mechanics of layout (ie, page dimensions, placement of navigation,
colours, typography etc.) is, IMHO, the realm of www-style@w3.org (CSS and
it's partners)

Graphic designers will always go for "what's fashionable", because that's
their job :o)

IMHO, HTML should be purely for structured mark-up, with CSS taking over on
the presentational elements...

-----Original Message-----
From: phillip lyford [mailto:p_lyford@hotmail.com]
Sent: 14 December 2000 06:27
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: web page layout standrads

Has there been a discussion about standards for web page layout?. ie, page 
dimensions, placement of navigation, colors, typography etc.

Or will the top desingers dictate layout like the fashion industry dictates 
what the current fad is.

(Is this the right list to ask this question?)

>From: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>
>So, the solution is:
>1. Don't create designs that need this feature to "look right."
>or, better still,
>2. Stop worrying about making your design look perfect in Netscape 4.
>It's time, IMO, for all of us to give up <font> and bgcolor and all the
>other presentational elements in HTML. With the advent of Netscape 6, there
>is no longer any need for these. If we truly want an intelligent solution 
>our problems, we must be willing to forge ahead and set the example.

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