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CSS Geekery

Ladies and gentlebeasts, I have reached new heights of geekery.

I am proud to announce that after who knows how long of playing with css, I finally understand the Box Model Hack.

Yay me.

Update: I should note that this one small success does not mean that I like CSS, understand it completely and can immediately write cross-browser valid css without a fair amount of swearing and hair-pulling. 'Cos I can't (yet, maybe never?), no matter how much I might wish it were so.

Update 2: I also realise that I'm putting a huge amount of effort into something that it's entirely possible nobody will be impressed with and understand just how much work it's been for me. I suspect the audience will be divided into two camps: those that just see a site that works in their browser and don't think about the effort that's gone into it, and those who look at the code and think "what a pile of shite, I could have done it much better".

I'm still putting the effort in though. It's a geek thing.

December 28, 2003 in Web/Tech | Permalink


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I'm impressed.

Posted by: Adrian | Dec 29, 2003 12:06:41 PM

I'll also be impressed. In case it helps you at all, CSS-Discuss has a wiki with all sorts of useful "This doesn't work in this browser" type information, and examples of how to get certian ideas working cross-platform.

It's at http://css-discuss.incutio.com/

Posted by: Aquarion | Dec 29, 2003 12:48:36 PM

I am astounded, partly because I have no idea what it is, and also because you make it sound effortlessly.

Posted by: Jay | Dec 29, 2003 1:47:16 PM

I'm even more impressed and astounded, because my last two site designs have been in CSS and I'd never heard of something called a 'box model hack'. Hmm, maybe I'll actually read the instruction book next time, rather than just hoping for the best . . .

Posted by: Vaughan | Dec 29, 2003 6:20:23 PM

I also am impressed.

Posted by: Michael | Dec 29, 2003 8:02:37 PM

Seems to be working in Mac on Safari - not like some. Keep up the good work

Posted by: Huwge | Dec 29, 2003 9:27:45 PM

Sorry to be boring but yep, I'm impressed too. Looking forward to the new design too.

Posted by: Daisy | Dec 30, 2003 12:07:34 AM

I'm impressed, simply because you care to learn it. *hugs*

Posted by: Courtney | Dec 31, 2003 5:57:54 PM

okay, now explain it to me!

Posted by: wanderingstar | Dec 31, 2003 11:55:44 PM

CSS makes my eyes bleed and after all this time trying to understand it I still don't - so I am impressed too!

Posted by: Christine | Jan 2, 2004 8:14:33 PM

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