Note: This article was originally written for Techie.com.ph
For this article, I’m making 2 big assumptions:
- The Tan Hack (aka the star hack) was an important tool for early Web designers.
- The dude who discovered the hack, a certain Edwardson Tan, is Filipino.
If you’re scratching your head, here’s a primer: Making websites look more or less the same on all major Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.) remains a challenge for Web designers. Most of them write a set of instructions – called CSS – that controls the layout and look of their sites. Ideally, CSS should produce similar results on different browsers.
Yet as any Web designer with eye bags will tell you, that’s not the case, especially with earlier versions of Internet Explorer. The problem is that browsers interpret CSS differently. A number even make faulty assumptions about the instructions. It’s like asking a group of people to measure the height of the wall, with some coming up with the wrong figure because they didn’t start measuring from the floor. Continue reading Is Edwardson Tan the Missing Filipino Hero of the Web-design World? →
Rico • January 29, 2013