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The Rectangular Problem

It’s no accident that design for the Web historically has been boxy. It’s also very ironic that CSS design has been criticized as particularly guilty of being boxy! Consider that early table-based designs, with their heavy use of borders and padding, often looked like rectangles thrown up on the page in no cohesive manner (FIGURE 1).

Figure 1. Rectangular overkill on the early Web.



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