Oh Dear

Since starting work on ampsig.com , I started to become acutely aware of something called "standards", not quality standards, but W3C standards, standards HTML markup, that sort of thing. It was downloading Opera that started it, not that it's "interpretation" of CSS2 is going to teach me anything!

My old method of testing stuff basically involved loading it in every browser I had and seeing if it worked. In the main this is a good system, and it's one I still use a lot. However, I don't possess, nor do I plan to possess every browser "out there", and decided to instead, for ampsig.com, work along the lines of creating 100% validating pages as well as having them work in all the browsers.

I've succeeded in this, and so far, every single page of ampsig.com is 100% validated, cross-browser standard XHTML. Looks great, too, with some fairly advanced navigation code, all 100% compliant, and if it doesn't work in so-and-so's browser, well, it ain't my problem!.

But that isn't even nearly true for the pages here at corz.org, what a mess! And I'm pretty much gonna have to rewrite not only every page here (1000+ yikes!) but also all my "release" packages, because I use that stuff here, too, and I'll be wanting everything 100% across the board validated. big fun!

I've finally seen the true beauty of CSS, and how I can deliver my pages to every conceivable device on planet earth by simply separating the page from the layout. I plan to ERADICATE ALL TABLES! Though quite how that's going to work on the distro machine, I have no idea! Then there's generating the stuff with php which opens up a whole new world of possibility (check out the theme-switching on ampsig.com!)

Anyways, be assured, I'm hard at it, and my dev mirror, as always, represents the latest and greatest versions of pretty much everything.

k, back to work..


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