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Old 09-12-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default INETPUB folks rock

I just wanted to stick an oar in here and say that I thought from the start that mixing in INETPUB expats with the existing DTP refugees was a good idea.

I didn't know HOW good an idea until Kelvyn and Dave and some of the rest of you who I don't know yet started showing up and contributing.

This is GREAT. Thanks to all of you.

   
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Aren't they great? And I'm grateful these web pros have patience with the likes of me, someone who has been creating for the print world for 31 years, but is green as grass creating for the HTML world!

   
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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All,

Speaking of INETPUB expats, does anyone know why Lois isn't around here yet ??

   
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does anyone know why Lois isn't around here yet ??
Lois was here. ISTR that she broke her laptop which will prevent access for a while.

   
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Speaking of INETPUB expats, does anyone know why Lois isn't around here yet ??
Lois is here, but she was having computer problems combined with a boatload of work, last time she posted.

Sure hope her computer problems are not severe.

   
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I just wanted to stick an oar in here and say that I thought from the start that mixing in INETPUB expats with the existing DTP refugees was a good idea.
It's very kind of you to say so. Kelvyn and Dennis and Dave and Richard and Patrick and so many others shared unstintingly in INETPUB and the warm reception we've all gotten here makes it a safe bet that that will continue for a long time. (Thank heavens. Somebody has got to be able to teach me CSS!)

   
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*** Somebody has got to be able to teach me CSS!) ***

Why? Please don't tell me actually, but there are one or two traditionalists left . . .

   
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Old 09-14-2005, 05:09 AM   #8
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*** Somebody has got to be able to teach me CSS!) ***

Why? Please don't tell me actually, but there are one or two traditionalists left . . .
ROFL!! The fact is, some things are vastly easier with CSS than with plain HTML. Think about it: do you really want all those <font> tags hanging around??? OTOH, there are things that are vastly harder with CSS -- such as columnar presentation, for which tables are just so much easier.

   
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OTOH, there are things that are vastly harder with CSS -- such as columnar presentation, for which tables are just so much easier.
Aspects of columnar layouts are easier with tables than CSS (though I always struggled with dratted tables, myself).

Most appealing: the ability to control the depth (height), so that a vertical rule or color background will fill the space even if there there is insufficient content to force the issue. Tables definitely are easier for that.

But CSS columns are not that hard. I suspect the main problem for someone like you who knows how to make tables sing and dance is the unlearning process. CSS columns do call for a completely different mindset.

   
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Kind? Oh sure, maybe a little. Mostly just honest. ;-)

Between them, KT and Ian, you should be fine. If you're on Windows/PC, have a look at TopStyle. Very useful!

   
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