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the web log of Simon Jessey

The W3C home page is redesigned

The new design for the home page of the World Wide Web Consortium uses Cascading Style Sheets instead of HTML tables for layout. The page is constructed in valid XHTML 1.0 and the Cascading Style Sheets validate just fine, albeit with one or two warnings.

The new design looks much better than the old one, sensibly making use of lists so that the page degrades gracefully. It looks pretty dull in Netscape Navigator 4, but all the content is perfectly accessible and users of that browser should get a life anyway. I am surprised that the W3C have taken so long to get around to this, given the fact that CSS has been a credible alternative to tables for quite a while now. Altering the width of the browser window in Internet Explorer can break the layout when it is very narrow, but you have to go very narrow in either Mozilla or Opera 7.0 before that happens.

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