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And on a different tip, any links to interesting things done using CSS for purely decorative effect (even if that effect is useful)?
I know of Eric Meyer’s ‘Slantastic’ and Tantek’s polygons (which obviously got updated to work in Mozilla at some point recently cos they didn’t work before).
I had the crazy and totally useless idea of a recursive spiral while travelling back home the other night on the London Underground in a drunken haze
The most interesting thing to note about it is the performance of the various browsers when it comes to displaying the spiral.
Opera 7 and 6 are quite simply the best and can’t be faulted. Opera 5 is good at drawing the spiral but fluffs the starting position of the first “arm” of the spiral. IE5/mac is fairly impeccable, but for some reason I can’t work out it’s screws up the starting point quite spectacularly. Gecko-browsers suffer from glitches which get worse as the spiral gets tighter (also depending on how the viewport is sized). IE6 is just that bit worse, and IE5 comes in a quite erratic last.
Shockingly, I just checked OmniWeb 4.1.1. And it’s almost as good as Opera!
Anyhow, er, that is all.