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If i can suggest something for this forum it would be a special section for discussing semantics.

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Semantics

It's not really my place to respond, but I'm going to anyway: ...this is a CSS forum :?

...and you can already discuss semantics in the Off Topic section Smile

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From what point of view? I can think of

  • Basic webpage semantics - learning how to properly associate the meaning of portions of text with the appropriate markup tags e.g., heaings, lists, paragraphs, quotations and citations, definitions, etc.
  • Separating Content from Presentation
  • Improving context and meaning of web content
  • The Semantic Web project
  • . . .

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Hi blackEyEz,
Thanks for the suggestion.

I think semantics could be a whole new fourm site for someone.
There are many forums that in my opinion try to cover too many topics, this one will stick to CSS.
Feel free to discuss semantics in the off topic section, it is an interesting subject.

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Semantics

I have been thinking about this a bit more. One thing: a lot of people don't realize what CSS default stylings are for many tags. In fact, sometime people will inappropriately style things with a span or a div when the appropriate style (or close to it) would be available if the content were tagged appropriately according to its semantic relationship to the document.

I would urge anyone who is interested to look through one of the W3C default stylesheets. I actually have a style switcher on my sort-of homepage that illustrates the W3C default styles.

A couple of references: http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/articles/semantics/structure/
(more to come after I check my at-home bookmarks)

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Tony wrote:
Hi blackEyEz,
Thanks for the suggestion.

I think semantics could be a whole new fourm site for someone.
There are many forums that in my opinion try to cover too many topics, this one will stick to CSS.
Feel free to discuss semantics in the off topic section, it is an interesting subject.

I can imagine its more towards philosophy then to CSS. But I think there are areas within CSS where you can use semantics to a pro. For instance using which was mentioned above default tags instead of a easy SPAN or DIV to solve the solution. It keeps the CSS files small and the code clean.

Maybe semantics is not the proper word but more streamlining and making the more complex stylesheets easy to read.

Greetings,

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Hi blackEyEz,
Yes your right.
When I think of semantics I think of markup such as (X)HTML.
Might be a good thing to explain in the FAQ section, how to streamline your css, or something along those lines.

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Semantics

I too was thinking about XHTML mark-up. Sorry :oops:.

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