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Re: Re: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

From: Barry Rader <brader@boldinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 09:36:11 -0500
Message-ID: <4744425B.301@boldinternet.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

I have to disagree I do see one problem. If http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ 
is a showcase site shouldn't the :hover attributes also be applied to 
:active and :focus for those who use the keyboard for browsing?

Barry Rader

Aleksey V Lazar wrote:
> I agree completely with David's statements.  Really, I think we all know 
> where to find design-heavy CSS-based websites. The W3C CSS website 
> should be a showcase of the technical abilities of CSS, especially 
> aspects of it that are underused.  In fact, the current design, as seen 
> on http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/, is just fine, I see no problems with it 
> at all.
> 
> Aleksey Lazar
> 
> David Woolley wrote:
>> Alan Gresley wrote:
>>
>>   
>>> When visitors come to the home page. They should go wow. I love eye candy, pretty, pretty, pretty. If I didn't why would I bother with a styling language. My points.
>>>
>>>     
>> The real beauty with CSS should be below the surface:
>>
>> - HTML that can be easily read without a browser;
>> - a concise set of style rules that embed a complete house style;
>> - pages that look good in Lynx, as well as a top end CSS
>>    capable browser;
>> - pages that support techniques like automatic table of
>>    contents generation, etc.
>>
>> I don't think that people who only look at the surface will really be
>> interested in changing form the methods (font face and abused CSS) that
>> they already know and use.  As such, the page needs to be targeted at
>> people who appreciate that the nature of the content may require a toned
>> down design.
>>
>> --
>> David Woolley
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>> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
>>
>>   
> 
> -- 
> Aleksey V Lazar
> Website Developer
> Minnesota State University
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> 
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