Rant, Learn or Teach

9 August 2006

This is a call for the right kind of CSS instruction for people who are just getting their start with web design.

Modern arguments about any subject usually contain some elements of truth from both sides. Except in those (often political) debates where one side knowingly distorts the position of the opponent, the tidbits of truth can serve as a perfect starting point for a real education.

There was a CSS rant. Then, there was a CSS training offer. “What would those two days of training cost…?”Now, what is there for the more pedestrian users of CSS? While there were some misguided conclusions in Dvorak’s article, there were also elements of truth. CSS can be very frustrating when one is left to some sort of self-taught methodology. Standards bodies don’t provide the kinds of answers that work-a-day CSS users need in spite of protestations to the contrary.

If experts can’t agree, what are those of us on the outside supposed to do? Books about CSS sometimes use valuable chapters explaining table-based layouts before declaring those techniques to be wrong. What we need is a video of Molly’s two-day training session. Better yet, we need An Event Apart focused on those of us who want answers like the ones Molly promises to Dvorak.

The question is this, “what would those two days of training cost if they were provided to an audience of about ten or twelve interested designers?”

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  1. Eric Meyer    9 August 2006, 16:13    #

  2. Molly E. Holzschlag    10 August 2006, 12:09    #

  3. Steve Pilgrim    10 August 2006, 13:08    #

  4. Steve Pilgrim    10 August 2006, 13:23    #

  5. Molly E. Holzschlag    10 August 2006, 18:36    #

  6. Steve Pilgrim    11 August 2006, 09:20    #