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CSS-powered Slashdot goes live

The new CSS-powered version of Slashdot (mentioned previously) has gone live

After 8 years of my nasty, crufty, hodge podged together HTML, last night we finally switched over to clean HTML 4.01 with a full complement of CSS. While there are a handful of bugs and some lesser used functionality isn’t quite done yet, the transition has gone very smoothly. […] And for the brave, download the stylesheet and start experimenting with new themes and designs for Slashdot: some sort of official contest to re-design Slashdot is coming soon, so you can get a head start now.

I’m guessing that it won’t be long before we start seeing user stylesheets and GreaseMonkey hacks for customized Slashdot viewing.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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3 Responses to CSS-powered Slashdot goes live

  1. Andreas says:

    HTML 4.01… Oh, how lovely it would have been to get XHTML 1.1 instead!

  2. Elliott Back says:

    I don’t think it’s a great redesign though. 63% of the download is javascript for ads. That’s a lot of ads.

  3. Dougal says:

    Andreas: they explained their reasons for using HTML4 rather than XHTML. The fact that they moved away from table-based layout to CSS is more important in the grand scheme of things.

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