[REBOL] Re: Re REBOL FAQ updated
From: carl:s:rebol at: 14-Sep-2002 14:28
Just wanted to clarify what we're up to...
For many years, it was our web page policy to stay away from *anything* that could cause
browser problems, including CSS. We kept it very simple. As a result, our pages contained
a very heavy dose of FONT tags... because we prefer sans serif faces for most web content.
We checked our pages across all the browsers and devices out there (even several CE based
browsers for example). All was good.
Recently, however, we decided that the world must be pretty up-to-speed on CSS. We figured
that the bugs and glitches would be hammered out by now. We like the fact that CSS reduces
our average page download size -- by quite a lot. But, we do admit not to being experts
in the subtle effects of CSS between browsers.
Most of our site is generated by REBOL, using a single top-level template made by an
HTML composer program. It's not a patchwork of technologies. That's all we use: simple
HTML and REBOL. Recently, we decided to enable CSS and see how it would affect viewers.
We've been gradually mixing those pages in with the rest, and letting users tell us
if we messed up.
So, your comments are useful and interesting to us. Considering how many web pages out
there don't even come close to following HTML cross-platform standards (or standards
at all), we are not that far off the mark. It's tough because there are still people
out there using old AWebs on Amigas or ancient Mosaics on Solaris or Mac68k, etc. etc.
Anyway, we'll still continue to move forward on simple forms of CSS that downgrade well
and make corrections as we go. We can literally regenerate and update the entire site
with the click of a single icon (REBOL).
Thanks, and please keep that input coming... especially browser problems like the extra
hash mark found in the FAQ anchor tags.
PS: It's amazing that there is an entire book written about just CSS...
At 9/13/02 02:17 PM -0400, you wrote: