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Monday · November 17 2003

The radio tuner metaphor on the top of this CSS Zen Garden page is incredibly well done. Scrolling horizontally across the page moves the tuning needle across the band. It doesn't serve a functional purpose, but that isn't the point. The CSS Zen Garden is the showground for the ridiculously talented. It is the place to meditate on the beauty and stand in awe of pure style sheet web design. Because everyone finds God in the church of their choice.

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November 17 2003

People like this piss me off! Web design intrigues me, but only if it is practical. Thinking I might learn something off of this CSS Zen Garden link, I clicked on it only to find that the radio needle thingy didn't work...in fact, several of the stylesheets didn't work. Then I found a little note that said that my browser wouldn't support these stylesheets probably because I'm working on Internet Explorer. Don't like 95% of web users use IE? It instructs the user to download a new browser from Mozilla.com (huh...who?).

Why would anyone design anything that doesn't work on, at very least, IE and Netscape?

November 17 2003

I didn't communicate it well enough in my post, but I meant to be rather tongue in cheek. The web design community is filled with snotty, elitist people who would sooner give a deep tissue massage to a leper than talk to someone who does any of the following: uses IE and not Mozilla, uses table tags anywhere on their page even if it makes the layout three times easier to do, or ignores XHTML standards.

One thing though, Mozilla is the source code that Netscape is based on.

November 18 2003

My comment was a bit unfair. A couple of my good friends are web designers and they are nothing like that. Just as in any technical profession, there is going to be a segment of people who look down on those who don't follow their methods. The web design segment just happens to be very vocal and visible on the web. Go figure, heh.

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