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Hating CSS

2003-11-23 05:24:29.285771+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Have I mentioned recently that I hate CSS? I have a new look for Flutterby I'm mostly happy with, I have something that works in real browsers and doesn't suck too much in IE[Wiki], but having text entry boxes in variable width <div>s seems to be... well... I haven't found a way to make it work well, and "clear: both" only works on floating elements, not page fixed ones of variable length. Sigh. And so the redesign gets stuffed back on the back shelf yet again.

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#Comment Re: Hating CSS made: 2003-11-23 19:18:42.958167+00 by: Mars Saxman

That's an odd coincidence. I've been redesigning my web site this morning using CSS and just loving it. Now that I understand how position:absolute works, and have worked out how to stack up selectors (paragraphs inside items of the content class, for example), it feels like I can just write HTML the old fashioned way and it will all magically make itself look good.

Perhaps I just haven't run into the problems you're seeing yet...


#Comment Re: Hating CSS made: 2003-11-24 18:26:21.10647+00 by: Shawn

My experience with CSS has been thus: It's a really nifty tool when it works, and it's the biggest, most painful wart on the ass when it doesn't.

If Dan's talking about the same thing I've been experiencing lately, try getting textboxes to show up in the same size on both Mozilla and IE[Wiki].