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    CSS Zen Garden, Geocities webmaster style

    Seen on Zeldman; this is too funny:

    CSS Zen Garden, Geocities webmaster style

    (For all of you who see this and think: "Wow! That's waaay kewl!": No. Don't.)
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    It's great innit So well observed ..
    "Why bother with accessibility? ... Because deep down you know that the web is attractive to people who aren't exactly like you." - Joe Clark

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    <!-- to correct the unsightly Flash of Unstyled Content. http://www.bluerobot.com/web/css/fouc.asp -->
    <script type="text/javascript"></script>
    after hitting disable->disable styles to keep myself from vomiting, I at least got something presentable... I think it's really better off with the 'unsightly' unstyled content.

    maybe I'm just being mean?

    I do appreciate that even beginners are starting to apply web and accessibility standards to their pages, though...
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    what a great layout...eyecatching

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfc

    maybe I'm just being mean?
    .....maybe you're just not getting that it's a joke

    Fantastic site, that's really made my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graft-Creative
    .....maybe you're just not getting that it's a joke
    nope, wasn't getting that. I see it now, though... I thought some poor newb decided to start a site dedicated to web standards, implementing them in the worst ways possible to show how great they were. Definetely funny after figuring out that I was looking at it the wrong way

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    what a great layout...eyecatching
    Well you could put it like that...

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    Too true....like one minute you see the real Zen Garden - a beauty in it's own right then you see a spin off of it that is highly amateur-ish *gulp*

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    Oh sod... Do I still have Comic Sans MS installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Too true....like one minute you see the real Zen Garden - a beauty in it's own right then you see a spin off of it that is highly amateur-ish *gulp*
    heh, the funny thing is that they have almost identical XHTML code and text, just a different stylesheet applied (the only diff in the xhtml is a few links).

    I didn't notice earlier because I didn't feel like comparing the two...

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    Well true...thats something I noticed - however it's still a shock seeing the real zen garden compared to this amateur piece of work:P

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    The guy is making a good point though;

    http://brucelawson.co.uk/index.htm#garden

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    The CSS Zen Garden has been highly useful to me in demonstrating the value of standards when attempting to convince my reluctant colleagues to abandon tables. Thanks Mr. Shea!
    Too true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Error 404
    Oh sod... Do I still have Comic Sans MS installed?
    Ha! I had a feeling that design would make use of the infamous Comic Sans...
    Classic design, it reminds me of '96

    I take no responsibility for the above nonsense.


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    More then standards

    Goes to show that use of standards, semantic markup and CSS alone does not guarantee that a site will look good, too.

    I was thinking: anyone for a "CSS Zany Garden" contest? Using the original markup and CSS to create a really awful design? Although it would be hard to top the original...
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