A List Apart classic translation Web design Road next

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A List Apart A Dao of second classic essay part Web Design, on the basis of the first part, in the font, font size, layout, color aspects, describes how to realize flexible, adaptable design Web. Finally, the author points out that Web, as a new media, should step out of the influence of print media as soon as possible and realize its mission.


"the name is both there, and the day will come to pass.". Measurably。 For example in the world, and valleys and jianghai."

, the moral Sutra, chapter thirty-second,

How does

implement adaptive design and improve accessibility? We need to take a number of aspects into account and then give a solution to these considerations. First of all, think about what your website is for, not what it looks like. Let your design follow the services you provide, not the appearance. Let form follow function, not design.

The cornerstone of

‘s thinking is the separation of content and presentation, which you may have heard many times, but this may be the most important step you can take. A simple example of a italics on a page, why to emphasize, italics? Or is quoted, or in English using a foreign word, in the traditional printing, form follows function. Web published the advantage is that we can be on paper vague things clearly expressed, if Italic is designed to emphasize, why not achieve non PC platform browser can recognize


from a large scale, you don’t have to use HTML as a display, do not use, and use those appropriate HTML tags, and if you don’t find the right tags, use the CSS class. The use of CSS display, we have to look forward, not moshouchengui.

if you have a reasonable use of the Style Sheet, and let it guide, but not control your appearance ", at the same time, you do not rely on the Style expression of Sheet information, then your website will be able to work in any browser, whether in the past or future. Browsers that do not support Style Sheet will output a simple content section. In fact, what worries us most is those browsers that have BUG support for Style Sheet. Today, this is a problem, not so serious a while ago. Now, you can restrict your CSS to using only the parts that are perfectly supported by various browsers, and can use those displayed HTML tags for parts that are not well supported. The author has written some articles for this purpose.

in practice, when CSS design can affect the accessibility of web pages, you should do something about it. Anyway, don’t rely on ">"

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