[Zope3-dev] Re: [ZWeb] nzo: just for inspiration

Stephan Richter stephan.richter@tufts.edu
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 09:25:46 -0500

On Saturday 22 March 2003 08:53, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > No, please stay with tables.  Tables behave better when they are
> > rendered smaller than the designer expected.  Visit the following URL
> > with Mozilla and reduce the width of your browser window to see how CSS
> > tables cause unexpected text overlapping.  With real tables, this can't
> > happen.
> >
> > http://www.alistapart.com/stories/practicalcss/
> >
> > There may be a way to avoid this bug, but apparently a lot of people
> > don't know how to solve it.  Meanwhile, real tables fit the bill quite
> > nicely. :-)
> Ah, so that explains the overlapping text in the Zope3 UI.  I *hate*
> that!  I suggest that the Zope3 UI team either finds away to avoid
> this, *or* switches back to tables.  The overlaps look just too stupid
> (and they sure make a casual observer think we don't know shit about
> web design).

Amen to that! Konqueror does better with tables too :-)

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
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