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Capturing some comments from Waldo, before the page goes away...

Font: (and mention how this is an advantage over <font face="arial" size="10"></font> in both verbosity and ease of maintenance)

In my rough draft I have a "Why use CSS?" page near the start, that mentions this kind of thing in general terms. Then I won't mention it again.

Widths: (mention the width ambiguities between browsers, explain why CSS's model might be better [e.g., it's easier to set one property than two in a dynamic page], and mention how to get around them using a doctype)

I agree that this deserves a mention. I haven't drafted that page yet. I think differences between browsers and how to work around them are out of scope of this introductory tutorial.

Rod Whiteley


Could the guide be changed a little, so that the examples can be tried in the browser itself. Ex. Let there be a place to write/edit the CSS code and there be some window which shows the result of the code and the changes on a button click.



That kind of feature is not possible on pages in this site, because the wiki software does not allow it. There are many tools for editing CSS—perhaps one of them will do what you want. For some examples, see the page CSS Tools here.

-- Rod Whiteley 01:24, 10 February 2006 (PST)


I'm not so sure the Mozilla-specific pages (i.e. XUL) specify well enough the lack of support in other browsers. Perhaps an introduction to CSS should be more "agnostic?"

-- Micah Henning 09:58, 15 May 2012 (CDT)

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