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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    Question What are the PROS and CONS of CSS?

    Is it just easier on the coder or is there more? Please go in depth here, like does it work w/ all browsers etc.

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    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
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    The pros definitely outweigh the cons.

    Pros:
    • Separates presentation from content
    • Cleaner coding methods
    • More efficient coding interpretation (via browsers)
    • Increased complexity for more dynamic effects
    • New options never utilized before
    Cons:
    • Not universally compatible
    Note, however, that the con is simply due to older browsers -- all of the newer browsers (versions 4.x and up) have decent support for CSS. It's a well established and generally web-safe "language." If you can use it, use it.

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    Question

    Originally posted by Aes
    all of the newer browsers (versions 4.x and up) have decent support for CSS
    You would call that decent?

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    SitePoint Wizard Ian Glass's Avatar
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    Nothing is universally compatible. Not <FONT> tags, or Flash, or even in page '#' anchors. Compared to other technologies, there really isn't a reason to not use it -- even with the browser incompatibilities and all. Be smart with your design and you should be fine. :-)

    The worst-case situation with CSS is that your visitor simply ignores the stylesheet or parts thereof and gets a plain or ugly page. Using tables, you can make a page completely unusable for your visitors (you can make a page unusable with CSS too, but you do have to work a little harder at it ;-).

    ~~Hope This Helps

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    I find css a dream for design. It works well for seperating the content from some of the design. It makes things look much cleaner. Its biggest downfall only applys if you are interested in designing for the old fogies of the net.
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