As DMXzone got bigger and bigger, so was the HTML we used to keep all the articles, tutorials and news. It was getting more bloated than Vegas Elvis with gas.
Now we are totally rewriting the code so that it is fully CSS and XHTML based!
No more nasty tables and rubbish html code – all clean XHTML and CSS compliant code now! Not only did we improve our standards-compliance, but we also cut down the page size - the homepage went from 100Kb to 40Kb XHTML!
Phase 1 is completed: getting the homepage sorted out, and writing effective CSS to replicate the old more-nested-tables-than-a-tornado-in-IKEA layout. In fact, we've done better than replicate it - it looks better than it ever did in the modern browsers.
There's a few CSS strangenesses and "charms" to iron out, and some of the XHTML doesn't validate on the sub-pages, but it's a start - and, from the emails we've received from users praising the increased download speed and happy whistling of our server, we think it's been a good start.
But we've still got a lot more work to do; the pages with tutorials still need work as the HTML is pulled from a content management system, so we need to retrofit the code in there. It's been tested on all major Mac and Windows browsers, but there's a lot of code and a lot of pages, so if you see any strange layout anomalies, please drop us a line telling us which browser and operating system you're using.