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Chapter Four. XML Conquers the World (An... > The Emergence of CSS Layout

The Emergence of CSS Layout

The CSS1 specification was created in 1996 to end presentational HTML, separating the way a site looked from the data it contained. By 2000, all popular browsers were finally capable of properly displaying pure CSS layouts. But designers and developers still hesitated to embrace CSS so long as a significant portion of their visitors used noncompliant 4.0 and older browsers. Something had to be done to make web standards “safe” for mainstream designers and developers. The Web Standards Project decided that guerrilla tactics were needed.

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