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Re: [css3-background], comments on 'box-shadow'

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:05:52 -0800
Message-ID: <005401c51523$b368b6b0$c302000a@internal.toppro.net>
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

Beg my pardon, Philip, but may ask you a question: what kind of
message this naive box-shadow will help you to "....deliver the message...." 
?

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com






From: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
>
>
> Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> > Conclusion #1: Having border-image feature  implemented, shadows will be
> > rendered using border images in most of the cases.
>
> [snip]
>
> > There are many ways to draw antialiased lines and curves.
> > Professional web design will never rely on them. Border images
> > will be used instead.
> >
> > For me 'box-shadow' and 'border-radius' and the way they are defined
> > looks like a naive attempt to provide a "cool features" which will be
> > used only by "naive designers". Real professionals will never use them.
>
> And so "real professionals" will continue to produce image- (and hence
> bandwidth/download-time) intensive pages which annoy the hell out
> of most of us, whilst the non-professionals will continue to produce
> lightweight, effective, pages that load in a fraction of the time,
> look /almost/ as good, and deliver the message.  So be it.  Sounds
> just fine to me.
>
> Philip Taylor
> 
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 19:06:09 GMT

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