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Re: Layers

From: Melody Chamlee <developer@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 14:05:19 -0500
Message-ID: <002a01c28b47$9c908110$0200a8c0@hub>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
LayersI've designed pages with literally dozens of DIV objects which overlap based on which is first and which is last in the source and I've had no problems.  But theoretically, I'm sure there's a point where it starts to lag the upload time of the page.  

There's also the point of readability when it comes to going back and changing something in your source, since with such layer complexity it really becomes impossible to use most GUI editors and you often end up having to do everything by hand.  

I enjoy working by hand, so I don't have many problems, but if you're designing a page that will be maintained by someone else who may require a GUI editor, it's better to make things as simple as possible with everything commented.

Otherwise, make your layers till the cows come home!  Just remember you have to go back and read them later.

-Melody Chamlee 

Web Developer
New Media that's right for You.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Victor I. Marcos 
  To: www-html@w3.org 
  Cc: Jonathan S. Pierce 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 10:26 AM
  Subject: Layers 

  Is there a limit to the number of layers one can have on a page? 
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2002 14:05:23 UTC

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