OT: Ruby programmers use Python

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Nov 1 13:19:00 CET 2004

Alex Martelli wrote:

> A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
>    ...
>>can just write plain vanilla HTML, being sure to put DIV elements and ID
>>attributes in the right places, and then style the pages with CSS.  Quixote
>>is betting that pure HTML + CSS is the way of the future.
> Sounds like a pretty safe bet to me, in general terms.  I'm not quite
> sure how fully a 'plain vanilla HTML' page can be controlled,
> looks-wise, with CSS only, but no doubt as generations of CSS succeed
> each other the trend is up (though I don't think it's asymptotically
> going to 100%, but that's a different issue;-).
> Alex

If you take a look at the Zen garden (http://csszengarden.com/) you will 
realize that Quixote's bet is probably a good one. I was pleasantly 
surprised how the recent re-work of www.holdenweb.com made the 
programming for the site (it's static HTML produced from a database) 
much less dependent on look-and-feel issues thanks to input from a good 

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