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The Webless FAQ
- Why are you allowing HTML design elements (like
bgcolor etc.) ?
We are not against design in itself. We don't want to turn HTML into a document
- Why do you want to drop CSS? I love CSS! It separates content and design!
- No it doesn't.
- It is also extremely big, hard to implement, and impossible to
implement well. Today's computers are orders of magnitude faster than
they were a few years ago - but the Web experience is actually worse; we
think it's mostly CSS and its ilk's fault.
- Note: the Friends List doesn't
prohibit CSS as long as the page is comfortably usable with a
browser that doesn't support CSS.
- So, how do you propose to "separate content and design"?
- Whatever you put in HTML already specifies design, so you have to do
it on your server side with templates or something, if you want.
- Or actually, don't. This is one of the smaller problems with the
Web; doing this well would require a complete redesign, and the world is
way past that point.
- It might be high time to consider simplicity,
usability, readability more important than how elegant
your styling system is, or how you can move your three boxes from the
right column to the bottom row without changing your software. (You have
too many boxes!!)
- My HTML will look much uglier!
Well, tough. On the other hand, it will probably render ten times faster, and
on more platforms, too. We consider this more important. (Obviously, if you
font tag for your every letter, it might be slower. But then
you're doing it wrong.)