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Zeldman gems

Two gems from Jeffrey Zeldman: Show, don’t sell and Table Layouts, Revisited. An extract from the former:

Take credit for what CSS has done. Don’t say: “Web standards did this.” Do say: “We’ve set up a system that will automatically format the page whenever you update it.” Let the client think you’re smart and give you more business.

In the latter, Jeffrey sings the praise of transitional layouts which use simplified table structures enhanced with CSS, thus providing a more practical aproach to dealing with commercial requirements and legacy browsers.

This is Zeldman gems by Simon Willison, posted on 30th August 2002.

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