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I can’t believe there’s only one result

posted by Meg Hourihan   May 13, 2003

I can’t believe there’s only one result.

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ScottishMay 13, 2003 at 6:35PM

And it’s not even Scripting News…

BrianMay 13, 2003 at 7:09PM

Why does everyone hate CSS? Or, judging from the result, why does no one hate it?

ScottishMay 13, 2003 at 11:47PM

Long story short, no one hates it (except Winer) because it allows one to efficiently craft a multi-page website with seamless design.

Glen MurphyMay 14, 2003 at 2:36AM

Err, I get zero results.

MikeMay 14, 2003 at 7:58AM

You still read Scripting News?

megnutMay 14, 2003 at 9:05AM

Seamless design if you only need it to display in one specific browser. Otherwise it’s a nightmare of hacks that sucks up all your time (assuming you’re going all-CSS and not using any tables). In theory I like it. In this reality I hate it.

MikeMay 14, 2003 at 10:59AM

You know more CSS than I do so I’ll take your word for it. But I wonder if the offending browser deserves your contempt instead of the partially implemented standard.

ScottishMay 14, 2003 at 1:43PM

Oh, I never read Scripting News. I know of Dave’s disdain for it from the various other design blogs like Dive Into Mark and Zeldman. Good point about the offtending browser deserving more contempt than the standard, though.

megnutMay 14, 2003 at 3:14PM

Browsers though, isn’t it? I mean, even the ones that supposedly support the standards seem to do so in different, annoying off by only one pixel, ways. But you’re right. I shall direct my contempt at web browsers rather than CSS. Not suprisingly, there are 0 results for that search term.

JustinMay 14, 2003 at 5:47PM

Of course “i fucking hate netscape” returns 11 results, and “i fucking hate ie” returns 2 results. I assume that most of the referances to Netscape were to verison 4.x

LaurenMay 15, 2003 at 12:51PM

In my (oh-so-limited) experience, CSS designs show up differently not only from one browser to the next, but from one monitor to the next. How annoying is that?

LaurenMay 15, 2003 at 12:51PM

In my (oh-so-limited) experience, CSS designs show up differently not only from one browser to the next, but from one monitor to the next. How annoying is that?

LaurenMay 15, 2003 at 12:51PM

In my (oh-so-limited) experience, CSS designs show up differently not only from one browser to the next, but from one monitor to the next. How annoying is that?

LaurenMay 15, 2003 at 12:51PM

In my (oh-so-limited) experience, CSS designs show up differently not only from one browser to the next, but from one monitor to the next. How annoying is that?

ScottishMay 15, 2003 at 3:35PM

Lauren: From one monitor to the next? How does that work?

LaurenMay 15, 2003 at 4:26PM

First of all, major oops on posting my comment FOUR TIMES. I don’t know exactly how that happened.
Second, Scottish: I could be wrong, but I’ve observed differences in the way CSS table-less layouts show up on different monitors, depending on the width of the screen and stuff. I swear. My Quote-a-Day site (quoteaday.blogspot.com) is any self-respecting designer’s nightmare, so I wouldn’t like to reference it as anything to mimic or revere, but it definitely shows up differently depending on the size of the screen on which it’s viewed.

dowingbaMay 15, 2003 at 10:37PM

As for “I fucking hate ie” coming up only twice…I know for a fact on my weblog (which does show up on google), I’ve said that exact phrase way more than two times. Although Google is most likely the most accurate way to statistize the Internet, it’s still a computer program. Humans are too intelligent to really know what goes on in the mindless heads of such programs.

JustinMay 18, 2003 at 9:11PM

dowingba: Yeah, hardly accurate. But I think it makes my point ;)
Lauren: Web design is not print design. That’s part of it’s beuty (and fustration). A web-site should look different depending on the screen size, and brower etc. I’ve done complex layouts that work in a wide range of browsers, it ‘s just practice.

Stafford Cassie Dragt Feb 28, 2004 at 2:42AM

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