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CSSPG Philosophies

Toby, Roland and Sue

29-10-2005 --
This is a legacy document, and retained on the site in order to avoid link rot. The content is likely no longer (a) accurate, (b) representative of the views and philosophies of current site management, or (c) up to date.

Named by Site Lights columnist, Nadja Vol Ochs, the people responsible for the collaborative effort known as CSS Pointers include: Toby Brown , Roland Eriksson , and Sue Sims.

In the olden days, more than a year ago, when the stylesheets newsgroup was too new to have been discovered by many, and all CSS authors were "newbies", resources on the newly proposed style language were sparse, and difficult to find. After examining this paucity, Sue posted a question to the newsgroup about whether consolidating the available resources into a single reference to be available to the group would be a good idea. Asking whether any newsgroup participant would be interested in such a project brought quick responses from Toby and Roland.

Thus, the CSS Pointers group became the joint effort of three diverse personalities, who shared little more than an interest in a potential internet standard for separating structure (HTML) from presentation (CSS). Bringing a wealth of various experience to the group, the members seem to have similar philosophies of design. Having been together through the adoption of CSS1 as a specification, the proposed recommendation for CSS2 as a standard, and the introduction of XSL into the style mix, the multi talented individuals have each developed and refined individual senses of "style".

Roland agreed to take on the job of creating, maintaining, and posting the FAQ for comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets style sheets newsgroup. Sue agreed to serve as webmistress for maintenance and updating of the CSS Pointers site. All the members of the group are participants in the newsgroup, and agree that the group is the best place to ask questions regarding CSS use. One of the major advantages in asking questions of the group, rather than through e-mail, is that everyone interested in CSS is able to follow, and learn from the responses. Additionally, incomplete or incorrect responses are quickly corrected, so that both active participants and "lurkers" receive accurate answers.

When asked to contribute to a Site Lights article , each member of the group provided material, tests, and resource suggestions. The nature of journalism would not allow the publication of all of the submitted material in a single article, so this document is the attempt to share the voice of each of us with the world at large, and particularly to those who have an interest in Cascading Style Sheets.

We cordially invite you to visit each of us, through the words we have written, and understand, question, agree, disagree, debate, or just enjoy - our various philosophies.

Named by Site Lights columnist, Nadja Vol Ochs, the people responsible for the collaborative effort known as CSS Pointers include: Toby Brown, Roland Eriksson, and Sue Sims.

Sue Sims, Toby Brown, and Roland Erikkson