Sunday 27 November 2005
IF THERE IS ONE POST ALL WEB DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS MUST READ this year, it’s Tantek Çelik’s eye-opening “Pandora’s Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions.”
The piece chronicles the fascinating history of CSS hacks, how they came to be, and why. And who better to cover this issue than one of the most infamous creators of CSS hacks, despite all best intention? Tantek continues beyond the historical to discuss the challenges that browser developers face when dealing with hacks, including commentary on Microsoft IE 7.0 and the very real and problematic impact that certain kinds of hacks can cause.
Wrapping up with some excellent advice about what we can all be doing now to avoid trouble in the future both near and far, Tantek’s article, originally posted to his own site and now to WaSP, proves to be as practical as it is philosophical.