Keyboard navigation on Original, CSS rant
Keyboard navigation makes it soooo much handy to skip to the next/previous photos, but I wondered for a while about how to inform the user that she can use the keyboard, as right now, keyboard navigation on the web is so underused, that it even feels weird to just press the right arrow to skip to the next picture.
While I was at it, I also removed the alternative stylesheets, because it made the code that managed the cookies a bit harder, and I wanted to remove them anyway, as I didn't know how well they played with the new html.
I will call it a day.
Oh, I almost forgot...
I am, as anybody, jumping in the CSS bandwagon. Pages are smaller and presentation is much more separated from HTML than when you layout with tables.
But it certainly is not the best thing since sliced bread.
The whole goal of CSS is to be a language where you can specify the layout and the look of HTML elements. It fails short on the look part, and it's a disaster on the layout part.
While you can certainly work out alternative layouts to a web page (Zen Garden probably being the famoust example), the language is certainly not stellar at doing it.
I will bet that, without reading in Internet how to do it, and with a good knowledge of CSS, you will not be able to layout a simple page, with just a header, footer and a left band. In fact, the best you can do is something that looks like this layout, carefully using a background image on certain areas to give the impression of this layout to the user.
Thing are so bad, that you will even have to change the logical HTML, adding some spurious div's to make it work on all browsers. If I find something like this in a computer program, I will call it on a blink of an eye a hack.
These layouts (2 columns, 3 columns, etc.) are so hard to discover, that when you come with a way to do it, you're internationally aclaimmed, articles are written and much (virtual) ink flows about it. And that's the thing CSS was supposed to do so well.
It is embarrassingly easy to do the same layout using (horror!) tables.
On the look side, things definitively look better. You can change