Re: When will CSS rule?

> I'm doing some research on CSS and am interested to find out more about
> people's opinions on if and how soon CSS will become standard on the
> web.  So a few questions:
> 1.  I've read conflicting reports on whether Netscape is going to
> support CSS.  Will they? When/if they do, will everybody suddenly start
> using them?

I am fairly sure they will, but I've been hearing such strange things lately...

> 2.  Any ideas what percentage of web sites are gearing up to convert to
> or are currently using CSS on their sites?  Any documentation on this?

No idea.

> 3.  Do you think that when CSS are a standard most web sites will adopt
> them,


> or just web sites that are art/style oriented?  

I think most sites are art/style oriented (some to a greater extent than

> 4.  If most sites do adopt them, will it be immediate, or will it take a
> year or more for CSS to really become standard?

It will take time for most sites to be there. I expect the big/popular sites
to start adding style sheets fairly quickly. A few have already.

> 5.  Do you think the average surfer is going to take the time to learn
> enough about CSS to override an author's sheet?  

The browsers don't support doing that. So no they won't since that would mean
writing or aquiring a non-mainstream browser.

> I've put up questions in several Webmaster forums and have gotten very
> few responses, but I'm curious as to why CSS haven't gotten big
> headlines and wide use since I.E. began to support them.  
Because IE isn't Netscape, ... yet.

> Like I can see
> implementing CSS on our site, before I would personally implement any
> Java stuff, (CSS seems much more practical and usable) but Java got much
> more press and there seemed a point when everybody was adding Java
> something of some sort to their site.

Java is cooler than CSS for web sites. CSS is more practical. It will allow
people to do mainly things they can do today, but cleaner, faster, more
maintainably and with faster download.