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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 19:14:13 +0300
To: "Rob Larsen" <Rob@DrunkenFist.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000020161162@umail.ru>
On Wednesday 20 February 2002 19:34, Vadim Plessky wrote:
|   On Tuesday 19 February 2002 15:33, Rob Larsen wrote:
|   |
|   |   Think about the number of hybrid sites out there- CSS for text
|   | styling and tables for layout. Why do that? Why take the time to learn
|   | css to style text and then ignore it when it comes to layout?
|   Good question. :-)
|   Probbaly, those guys do not study CSS at all. They just use HTML
| generated by FrontPage or Dreamweaver, that's it.

One more comment:

Existing of "hybrid sites" can be explained by following:
 *  CSS is not easy to study 
 * specs (CSS, HTML) are inconsistent (not always, but sometimes)
 * specs are incomplete   (llok at subj: " css layout should be symmetrical")

_Why_ and _how_ it happened?
These are different questions. Some parts of those questions have been 
answered on list already. 

I guess a lot of current problems with CSS caused by the fact that people who 
were designing CSS had no Desktop Publishing (and traditional Publishing) 
I am subscribed to this list more than an year: and still surprised that 
there are no postings from Adobe, Quark, Macromedia, Xerox, Canon, etc. guys. 
(not to mention producers of traditional offset presses, or new *all-digital* 
It seems those companies tend to ignore current CSS developement.
How to explain this?
a) they think CSS is not important
b) they do not know what CSS is (at least, their Top Management)
c) they prefer to enforce own (closed) standards
d) they have some accounting problems, which are for sure more important than 
CSS :-)
e) it's not allowed to employees of those companies to post any comments on 
servers outside the company Intranet

Have I forgot something?..

Waiting your comments!

Vadim Plessky
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Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2002 11:14:02 UTC

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