Eric Meyer about my silly CSS flamers jokes: "I also think that if you need to do something CSS can't handle, then use the next best tool?tables, Flash, public radio, whatever." "Summary: technologies are tools, not religions. Use the best tool for a job. Show other people how to better use a particular tool, if you can. No matter how skilled you are with a tool, please don't hit other people with it. " Thank's!
Paul Graham: The Hundred-Year Language. "When I say Java won't turn out to be a successful language, I mean something more specific: that Java will turn out to be an evolutionary dead-end, like Cobol." oh shocking
Instead of CSS flamers (they're funny in the begining, useless in the middle, and boring in the end), we need CSS experts who teach the benefits and explain us the shortcomings of the technology and its mainstream implementations. Because of course most people see the advantages/goals of CSS1/2, we just need to learn the subset of CSS1/2 that actually works in today's browsers, so that indeed CSS can make our lives easier.
Want to have fun during 1 hour? Just put 5 CSS flamers in a room with 1 angry client that wants to understand why his site looks like shit in his browser, and enjoy. "What do you mean exactly by it's better because there's no table?... "