Caution: wet paint
Thursday, 26 May 2005
When I designed my current weblog I was trying to experiment with transparency and shadows. It was something that was not used much, certainly not to the extend I was going to try. The whole concept was based on PNG images and worked pretty well – in Firefox and Opera. IE was problematic, because its support for transparency is currently far below par.
After 8 months it is time for something new. Another challenge: try to prevent using any unnecessary classes and tags and attributes and keep only the required semantic tags. In other words a very clean source code without any ‘fat’. It is still a work in progress, and unlike others, I am not going to do a live-redesign. If you want to take a look at my progress, head over to v2.rakaz.nl, which is build using the same content database, but a different skin.
For the first time I am also going to support Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is a big feat, because at the same time I am also starting to use some CSS3 attribute selectors. Other problematic area’s are generated content, fixed positioning and having to deal with quirks mode, which is activated because IE does not know how to deal with xml declarations. It should all work fine though. No thanks to the IE team, but solely because of the genius of Dean Edwards and his IE7 script.
More updates soon…