Thinking Outside of the Box

boxThere was a time when rounded corners were a challenge.  The box model ruled and everything the web was boxy.  Rounded corners and circular images stood out because of the extra effort needed to create them.  PNG images with transparent backgrounds weren’t quite there yet.  Some browsers, and yes I’m talking to you IE, took longer to get them right.

CSS did not have border-radius property yet nor the ability to have multiple background images so a DIV with rounded corners required either extra DIVs leading to non-semantic code or JavaScript.  In general, your HTML markup should have content only.  CSS should provide the presentation.

Curves are much easier to create today but I find that they still stand out in a design.  If you are designing something, try thinking outside of the box but don’t go crazy!

About Robert

Robert is a novice web site developer. A lack of professional training has not prevented him from creating some very nice websites for small businesses who would otherwise have gone without a web presence.


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