Apr 29th, 2016
14. Get Rich Writing CSS
Chris 'Max' Mathers
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It's not good enough to know how to Float something Right.
The most frustrating thing for anybody that has a high level of expectation about the fidelity of the rendered page to the comps is when some people just say “Good enough”.
Because of the inconsistencies of the browsers and how they happen to render a page, the browser might decide to barf all over you. You have to figure out what it wants… like any relationship.
[When writing CSS] having a one-off page is dangerous because you have to maintain a one-off. The user is probably not going to know what he is seeing but he is going to detect inconsistencies.
The web standards have always been what Microsoft decides to support.
Tables are not evil, the reason that they became evil is because we got a solution so that we didn’t have to use tables for layout… and because of the whole way browsers render nested tables.
About the Guest
- Chris is 'THE CSS GUY' everyone knows and loves.
- He is a frontend developer at Bloomberg.
- He was a frontend developer at HBO.
- He was a frontend developer at Roundarch.
- He was a frontend developer at TheStreet.com
- He went to Manhattan school of music.
- He toured around the world playing double bass for a musical theater with Richard Chamberlain.
- He was also my bass player but he's moving to London so whatever...
- Oh yeah and he looks like Ronald Reagan!