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Re: Image-dislay status media query for reducing reflows -was Re: FAQ about reasons behind CSS

From: Ryan Cannon <ryan@ryancannon.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:20:01 -0400
Message-Id: <895E0F8E-6367-4342-8A9C-79A41890713A@ryancannon.com>
To: WWW-Style List <www-style@w3.org>

I'm not sure creating extra properties to avoid re-flows is a good  
use of time. Reflows are here to stay. While images may be a major  
culprit, they're not the biggest. Scripting and IFRAME/OBJECTs are.  
In most of the pages I visit, Google AdSense and the "Shoot the  
monkey" flash ads are the largest reflow culprits. Also, the  
proliferation of AJAX will cause a lot more reflows in page display,  
as different parts of documents will be loaded dynamically after the  
page has already been drawn. I think this is one issue where the  
market has spoken: users have begun to expect and deal with reflowing  
pages, and creating more CSS bloat will not solve it.

Ryan Cannon
Instructional Technology
Web Design
Received on Thursday, 30 June 2005 14:20:07 UTC

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