CSS layout techniques, tips, and tricks


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Feb 6, 2005
A List Apart Magazine (ISSN: 1534-0295) explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on techniques and benefits of designing with web standards.

ALA history
In 1998, Brian Platz and Jeffrey Zeldman co-founded ALA as a daily mailing list for web professionals; within months, it had found a large audience. In 1999, a complementary weekly periodical launched at alistapart.com, eventually superseding the mailing list.

From its birth, ALA joined The Web Standards Project in calling on browser makers to improve their support for CSS, (X)HTML, XML, ECMAScript and the DOM. The magazine soon became a trusted resource for information and tutorials on incorporating these technologies into a professional (or even hobbyist) web design practice.

In February 2001, ALA converted to CSS layout and called on designer-developers everywhere to begin dumping old-school methods and converting to CSS and structured, semantic markup whenever possible. Thousands have done so.

In October, 2003 ALA redesigned for the third time, and hopefully got it right.
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