Nice Use of CSS

by john on July 10, 2003

Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign writes about his recently released redesign for the Adaptive Path website. The site is a marvel of CSS usage including some neat rollovers traditionally done using javascript that use CSS only.

One of the things that I’ve always liked about Doug’s own site and his rendering of this new site is how he handles fonts. He ain’t no font bitch. I won’t name names but it seems like a lot of the respected web designers around insist on using style sheets that fix the size of the fonts without allowing the user to change them via their browser. Even worse they don’t design for large screens so when I’m viewing their stuff on my main computer with the 21″ monitor I’ll have this little strip of content running down the middle of the screen that I can barely read.

If I can ever find the time I’ll be learning from Doug’s work on that site. Very nice.


Joe Grossberg July 11, 2003 at 1:29 pm

Dammit. Name names!

How are people supposed to understand what you’re talking about without an example?

Who are these “respected” designers who still do this in HTML (not Flash, which is less flexible in that respect)?

john July 11, 2003 at 7:27 pm

Zeldman for one. Yes I realize I get the desired effect in non-IE browsers but to ignore IE is dumb.

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