Converting your girlfriend into a CSS zealot

Can't be done? Think again! Go check out John Allsop's blog and read his girlfriend's confession on sexually transmitted CSS knowledge, the effect of accessibility arguments and all the related stuff (now you couldn't help getting curious, right?). Categorized as "funny, worth the 10 minutes".
Apart from being funny, the story does remind of certain facts: First, things such as standards often look pretty distant and irrelevant. They may be, until you come face-to-face with them the first time. And the time will come, for all of us. After that, you'll see the flaws everywhere. No wonder the attitude towards standards is often either complete ignorance or religious zeal. There are no shades of gray.
Second, simple arguments often make the difference. The tables versus CSS debate has been hashed out often enough to wear out most of the key points made by the CSS camp. But I still love that PDA/cellphone point. It's so irresistible. It has certain charm – in spite of the fact that most modern sites never lure a single PDA visitor before their next redesign. Somebody ought to craft a "How to convince your manager on CSS benefits" discussion flow chart. I'll bet a pre-written script would work just fine 90% of the time.
Thanks for the original link go out to Heidi.

March 13, 2005 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· Comments Closed
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