Feel like you are stuck in some sort of retro nightmare from the early 1990's? Are you having flashbacks to when all your friends had MTV in color on cable and you were stuck with 3 channels of black and white on broadcast TV? If so, you are probably using Netscape Navigator 4.x and this website looks rather bland (hopefully no worse than that).
In that spirit, and to keep from killing your browser, I have made a conscious effort to separate the content of this site from it's presentation through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS is used to suggest the presentation of the documents that are structured using HTML or XML.
Support for CSS is included in many popular browsers, including: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, Konqueror and Opera.
There are many advantages to using this approach, but the Big Ones are:
- The HTML is much cleaner and smaller. This makes it easier for me write and maintain, as well as making it faster for you to download.
- You, the visitor, has the ability to customize how my site is displayed in your browser. This means that people with disabilities, or people who are using browsers with disabilities (like NN4.x), can still access all of the content (even if in a somewhat less attractive format).
If you would like to learn more about CSS (the specification, some tutorials and examples), please check out the W3C's CSS resource page.