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Minimalist Markup

While Ryan, James, and Mark have been pursing a minimalist design from a presentation perspective, I’ve been quietly pursuing a minimalist design from a markup perspective.  I’m not sure when it changed, but Firefox 3.0, Safari 3.1.1, and Opera 9.5 now all support units of em in SVG dimensions.

This means that my front page (under development) can be valid HTML5 and yet have absolutely no div or span elements, no inline style or class attributes, and no table or img elements used purely for layout purposes.

I have more work to do on individual post pages and on the archives.  The archives will continue to employ a table for the calendar.