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Re: [Lynx-dev] it doesn't render tables.... :-(

From: Seth House
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] it doesn't render tables.... :-(
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 03:05:14 -0700

Whoops. One more made headlines today: MSN.
(Although they don't get any brownie-points for displaying an error
message if you hit it with a browser that doesn't support CSS.)

Here's a good write-up:

On that note, do most of you guys and you Lynx devs keep up on CSS
news and technique? Or even Unobtrusive Javascript (hopefully the
buzzword for 2005)? It's funny to me that something such as CSS that
Lynx doesn't need or use has such potential to make the web a more
Lynx-friendly place.

- whiteinge

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 02:51:41 -0700, Seth House <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sorry, I've been posting on a few different threads, I mentioned here earlier:
> Perhaps I'm spending too much time reading sites of like mind and the
> movement isn't as widespread as I'd like it to be. But there are a lot
> of high-profile sites in Erik Meyer's 'Redesign Watch':
> ABC News, Disney Store UK, Wired, Chevrolet,, Amnesty
> Intl., AOL, Sprint, AT&T, Macromedia. Heck there's even been some
> hubbub about the Microsoft homepage trimming down the use of poor
> design methods - they still use tables, but not many. And it looks
> great in Lynx.
> - whiteinge
> On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 02:34:52 -0500, Chuck Martin <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 01:58:59PM -0700, Seth House wrote:
> > > Also many sites misuse tables. Try using Lynx to visit someone's blog
> > > or another modern site that doesn't use tables for layout, it's
> > > gorgeous. I have found that for displaying tabular data, Lynx can be
> > > more effective than the popular GUI browsers. As designers move away
> > > from these deprecated design methods Lynx users will experience less
> > > and less frustration with uncomfortable site rendering.
> >
> > I haven't seen any evidence that web designers are moving away from
> > tables.  Have you seen it?  Do you have examples?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
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