Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "Gosh! I didn't realize how much discussion my original article would create. A lot of people seemed to accuse me of living in cloud cuckoo land, whereas a lot more agreed with me. I think those who disagreed have either never used RISC OS or just liked a good rant! In either case, I feel compelled to write a short follow up article clarifying some of the points I made in the original article - all of which were perfectly valid." Read the follow up article.
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RE[4]: et al
by Tuishimi on Fri 15th Dec 2006 05:27 UTC
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Why is using tables amateurish? They are perfectly fine as long as you don't use too many of them and don't nest them, and CSS is applicable to them for fonts, borders, colors, etc.

What makes someone an amateur? I think that accusing someone else of bad practices or believing that you are a better developer (or better anything for that matter) than the next person does not say much for your character.

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RE[5]: et al
by andrewg on Fri 15th Dec 2006 07:21 in reply to "RE[4]: et al"
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Did you even read his articles? The second article was better but the first was so superior.

He was not called an amateur, the use of tables for simple layouts is amateur, but that does not mean he is amateur.

I never said I was a better anything than him. In much the same way as an art critic may know what makes great art that does not mean they are great artists. Whether or not I can write better markup is IRRELEVANT.

The use of tables for layout violates current web design principles; its bulkier, content is not seperated from presentation making updates more difficult among other things and it breaks the whole point of the semantic web. But I am not the one who claimed I produced lean fast loading code, he did. If I ever did that I would make sure that my site was what I claimed.

If you cannot read with comprehension its best you don't comment or make character judgements.

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