PCMag: Why CSS Bugs Me – As we move into the age of Vista, multimedia’s domination on the desktop, and Web sites controlled by cascading style sheets running under improved browsers, when will someone wake up and figure out that none of this stuff works at all?!
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Over the past week I’ve spent hours trying to re-create my current blog layout using CSS, instead of the nested HTML tables that I currently use. In theory, it would make for a cleaner layout, especially if I wanted to make any changes, but I would have to change every posted page first. On top of that, the simple truth is that I can’t figure out how to get a fixed-sized, two column layout: a fixed right column width and an “expand to fit” left column. The closest I came to it was using percentages, but those look extremely ugly on smaller resolutions/screens, and that’s made me reject the entire project. I simply refuse to change all of my markup text and lose some existing functionality, in the process of it all.
Totally disappointed by this, you know – I mean, it just sucks.