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Introduction

When designing for the Web, developers historically have used hacks and workarounds to achieve certain effects. The mid-1990s saw a proliferation of such workarounds, among them single-pixel GIFs, font tags, and nested tables, to name just a few.

In this new millennium, CSS has allowed web designers to free themselves from these old workarounds. But although CSS 2 became a recommendation back in May 1998, only relatively recently have browser vendors fully implemented the standard in their products. To overcome the bugs in the browsers that have poor CSS support, web designers have once again resorted to using hacks and workarounds to achieve their designs.


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