Attempting an all-CSS layout at

Written by Adrian Holovaty on August 13, 2002

In a post on the css-discuss list-serv, Aaron Schaap of The Holland (Mich.) Online Sentinel said he'd been having a tough time redesigning his site completely in style sheets. After getting a tip or two from the list, he decided to remain using a table-based layout. (His boss had required the new design work in Netscape 4.7 -- the bane of all Web designers' existence.)

Well that's demoralizing. I agree with Darrel, who had this to say:

How much of your logs are NN4? If it is a small percentage, I'd say just kill the CSS layout completely in NN4 and let the content display as-is. I've found going completely to CSS formatting is actually a benefit for NN4 as you can kill the CSS layout for NN4 and the page is still rendered in a very accessible, readable way in NN4 (with careful planning, of course).

Since you are a newspaper, most people just want to read the articles anyways, and NN4 will let you do that.


Posted by Aaron Schaap on October 29, 2002, at 6:42 p.m.:

I'm slowly working toward a completely CSS Newspaper website. Let's hope NN4.x has a huge problem and everyone has to upgrade.

Posted by Aaron Schaap on June 19, 2004, at 9:04 p.m.:

just thought I would update this post and say I've left the Holland Sentinel to start up my own company (Elevator Up However, the Sentinel has contracted me to redesign their website.

The new site is done (templates) - feel free to look it over. Should be up soon.

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