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A brief list of major web design obstacles facing today’s designers

By February 4, 2009January 24th, 20242 Comments

There are no great solutions to any of these problems/limitations yet, just a series of hacks and work arounds …

CSS issues

  • Multi-column layouts in CSS
  • Vertically-centered content in CSS
  • Active Links tag

Cross-browser compatibility issues

  • Rounded corners
  • Embedded fonts
  • Rotated text
  • PNG image files
  • CSS Vertical Collapsing Margins
  • Table Rowspan alignment
  • ALT/title tags

Search Engine Readability Issues

  • Ajax / Spry content
  • Flash content
  • Dynamic page URL naming

Designer Task Issues

  • Hghlight current link/page in navigation
  • Converting HTML table-layout site to CSS-layout site
  • Thumnail galleries – cropping/aspect ratio matching
  • Sub-domain RSS/XML security restrictions

Wish List

  • Rounded corners!!!
  • CSS/HTML dropshadow effect
  • Simple fade effect for hover state
  • Clean way to separate template from style from content