www.igroup.org – project consortium
a multi-disciplinary project consortium.
addresses new interfaces between humans and the real and virtual environment.
defines itself through project work.
In this webdesign project, the goal was to define the layout using only cascading style sheets (CSS), instead of the common excessive use of HTML tables. The project evaluated the usability of stylesheets for this task, and the subsequently implemented the actual screen design using stylesheets in a commercial project. We found that the amount of data to be transmitted for a document decreased considerably. There were however problems concerning the compatibility with older browsers. It seems that CSS has its special advantages when content must be published quickly in Intranets. Furthermore, CSS allow an easy access for users not experienced in details of HTML: they are easy to change, and allow a maximum of consistency across pages. The layout of a page seemed to profit from a restriction to the most simple elements.