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Talking Tech. Posted on 10/20/2002.

Adina has a nice post about grassroots tech innovation, largely within the world of open source. It's an affirming piece, providing perspective on all the tech doom-and-gloom that has become standard.

For those who do web design and development, this interview with Doug Bowman about the Wired News redesign is the first time I've ever read anything about CSS and XHTML that a) made sense and b) was presented in a context that I got. It's particularly important because it shows the benefits of doing the Right Thing, as opposed to just keeping up business as usual. This is a sentiment we at Adaptive Path keep trying to put across, though in a different realm.

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Thanks. I've just started playing around with CSS for some home projects (not a professional designer by any means).

For style - fonts and backgrounds and so on - it makes an amazing amount of sense. This makes me really happy -- basic web design started going over my head once the text got all cluttered with decoration tags.

For layout, it looks like easy things are easy, but not yet fully compatible with older browsers still in wide use. Hard things are somewhat confusing; which is just fine with me if they make sense to designers.
Posted by Adina Levin @ 10/22/2002 11:08 AM PST [link to this comment]

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