Virtual City, USA — While the Web design community has embraced CSS with clean XHTML mark up for layouts, many sites continue to use tables, which are not accessible for screen readers and handheld devices. The CSS Collection is a testament to what can be done with CSS instead of tables. Think of CSS sites as using less gas than tables-based sites. That’s how much of a difference CSS with well-marked up XHTML saves a site in terms of bandwidth and space.
Designers who are ardent supporters of Web standards and the Web Standards Project (webstandards.org) aren’t the only ones doing CSS. The proof is at CSSCollection.com where you can find sites of every kind from personal sites of several pages to giants like ESPN, Fast Company, and Chevrolet.
This collection is the first list that hit the Internet scene thanks to Donimo Shriver of Web Nouveau. When Web Nouveau’s domain expired, a squatter took it over and the community wondered what happened.
Using cached pages, Meryl K. Evans of meryl.net restored the list while trying to contact Shriver. Eventually, they touched base and he gave his blessing. What’s the news, if this has been around a while? The site, CSSCollection.com, finally got its own home and domain instead of living as a folder. It’s always on the lookout for well-designed CSS sites and welcomes submissions for consideration.
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It’s possible for the largest sites to make the transition from tables to CSS. Look at Inc.com, Unilever, Sprint, Sydney Morning Herald, San Francisco Examiner, Mercedes-Benz USA, and many others.
Professional CSS is a book shows how ESPN, The PGA Championship, Blogger, Fast Company, and The University of Florida evolved to the sites they are today. The authors share how and why they took the approaches they did with the sites.
How Microsoft is working to make its future releases more standards compliant. Microsoft reps are available to discuss this topic.
Many CSS resources and showcases are available to help the new and experienced designer take their skills to the next level.
## About Meryl.Net
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