Though, I still have to read 300 pages more before I could call it done. But what spurred my interest to read is the â€œhighlightsâ€ found in page 41, I will quote a few:
- Redesign in hours instead of days or weeks, reducing the costs and eliminating grunt work.
- Support multiple browsers without the hassle and expense of creating separate versions, and often with little or no code forking.
- Support nontraditional and emerging devices, from wireless gadgets and web-enabled cell phones fancied by teens and executives to Braille readers and screen readers used by those with disabilities-again without the hassle and expense of creating separate versions.
- Deliver sophisticated printed versions of any web page, often without creating separate â€œprinter-friendlyâ€ page versions or relying on expensive propriety publishing system to create such versions.
- Ensure that sites so designed will continue to work in tomorrowâ€™s browsers and devices, including devices not yet built or even imagined. This is the promise of forward compatibility.
Zeldman encourages the designers to create table-less layout using CSS. Iâ€™m about 6 months with CSS but my improvement is rather slow, and I hope with proper comprehension of this book, will accelerate my knowledge in CSS.