Inspired in roughly equal parts by Chris Casciano’s Daily CSS Fun and rant (of which I strongly share the same opinion), the recent Hack Hotbot contest, and an independent idea I’ve had stuck in my head forever, I finally committed to creating this. I think it’s needed. Even if it’s not, I think it’ll be fun.
Now for the caveats: Macs are quirky little devils, aren’t they? I have it on good word that some of the designs work jes’ fine in Safari and IE for Mac, while others do not. Having no Mac testing machine at the present time presents a bit of a problem in squashing those bugs. One of them is still a bit weird in IE5/Win, but I’m fixing that soon. Basically, my caveats boil down to: my CSS is valid, the browsers are a bit grumpy. We’ll work out our differences.
The goal was to hit some important milestones: I wanted to create a page that allows for some wildly different CSS designs, while coding valid XHTML 1.1, valid CSS, and conforming to Section 508 and AAA accessibility guidelines. Time will tell how successful the former is, but the technical requirements were met.