After two days worth of blood, sweat and tears (or eyestrain, bad food, and intensive problem-solving, at least), I've given my website
a much-needed update.
For those keeping track, this means that I've begun the not-so-arduous task of teaching myself CSS. My only hard-copy reference was HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 1st edition
In keeping with my HTML skills, the website was hard-coded in CSS, excepting the downloadable code from HTML Utopia...
I used for the basic three-column layout (edited down to two) with footer.
Of note: I find it really odd that — with all the functionality of using style sheets — no one thought to build in the ability to have hyperlinks within them. The analogy for those who work with professional print layout software is that CSS gives you style sheets, but doesn't provide you with the heightened usability of master pages. An odd choice, certainly, but a step in the right direction.
So, for those of you who haven't nodded off from lack of interest, I'd appreciate some opinions from the readership (sent to my personal Gmail account, if you please). Thanks!