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Hi Everyone. I've decided I need to master CSS and this looks like a great spot to share, although everyone seems so young. Some of my background here.

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Youngsters? I'll give you

Youngsters? I'll give you youngster. Early 60s, punch cards on a TTY like card punch, they wouldn't let mere programmers touch the iron. That was for the operators; they were the royalty. Programmers were cheap. Cheap memory and an operating system changed that. Hah!

Hugo, one of the other mods is younger than me, but acts like an old man. Does that count? Wink And, Tony is one of the early pioneers in CSS use. There are other old-timers who drop in from time to time.

You're right, though. Maybe most getting into CSS are younger, and they seem to come from the graphic design world. Unfortunate for them, as they need to unlearn so much of what they were taught there. Print is static and one-way, the web is dynamic and interactive.

Your largest hurdle may be that you'll need to remind yourself that CSS is a declarative presentation language. It is not a programming language; there are no tests, branching, or loops. Also, don't try to think of CSS's cascade and property inheritance in terms of OOP objects.

That said and done with, welcome to the forum.

gary

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I'm absolutely and positively

I'm absolutely and positively nowhere near as ancient as the Gary. I only act 49 & a 1/3rd for comedic effect.

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Thanks for the welcome Gary

Thanks for the welcome Gary and Hugo. I feel much more at home now. Great to know there are some other 'mature' members in the mix.

Not that I have a problem with youth. I imagine that it won't be long before I'm getting help from my 6 year old grandson. He's certainly a lot more zippy with an iPad than I am.

Anyway, I'll formulate and post my first, very rudimentary, question over the next few days and look forward to getting some sagacious advice. Wink

Cheers,