June 11, 2003

Old fuddy duddy

I hate to sound like a geezer, but what’s up with skipping three characters (out of six) when expressing colors in hex? I’ve been putting together my presentation for YAPC::NA and decided that it would be useful to use CSS instead of tables for the layout. (Yeah, I know, only about five years behind…) Another motivation is that I’d like to move the default layout of OpenInteract to this as well.

So in looking at different stylesheets and tutorials you see stuff like this:

#level0 {

and then later on, in the same article:

#level2 {

I'm not totally dense (most of the time) and figured out that the first meant #FFCC00, but why create such a shortcut? It may just be that I'm not used to it, but it breaks up of the flow of what I expect. Not seeing the shape of a six-character sequence makes my eyes halt and stop where they really don't need to. And when did this become ok? Whine whine whine.

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