Zen and the Art of DOCTYPE switching.

Today's browser technology includes a means by which designers can gain more control over the consistency of their designs. Especially true if you're using CSS, knowing about DOCTYPE Switching in browsers will help you breathe easier, lose less hair, and get a decent night's sleep knowing your designs are as consistent across contemporary browsers as possible.
Molly Hozschlag walks you through the Zen of DOCTYPE switching, the Whys, the Hows and the Oms.

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Table of Content:

  • About DTDs and DOCTYPEs
  • Days of DOCTYPEs Past
    • The Box Model Nightmare
    • The Hopeful Solution
    • Not So Fast
  • Modifying DOCTYPEs in Dreamweaver MX
    • Making the Switch
    • About the Box Model
    • About DOCTYPE Switching
    • Validators
    • Macromedia Exchange

molly holzschlag

molly holzschlagCoined "one of the greatest digerati" and deemed one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web, there is little doubt that in the world of Web design and development, Molly E. Holzschlag is one of the most vibrant and influential people around. With over 25 Web development book titles to her credit, Molly currently serves as Communications Director for the World Organization of Webmasters.

As a steering committee member for the Web Standards Project (WaSP), Molly works along with a group of other dedicated Web developers and designers to promote W3C recommendations. She also teaches Webmaster courses for the University of Arizona, University of Phoenix, and Pima Community College. She wrote the very popular column, Integrated Design, for Web Techniques Magazine for the last three years of its life, and spent a year as Executive Editor of WebReview.com.

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