Here’s the concluding part of our interview with Håkon (you can read the first part here).
Name the top five CSS3 features you’d like all major browsers to support in their next major release.
Here’s some of my favorites:
Do you think there should be a Acid3 that focuses on CSS3 features that designs want supported as soon as possible?
Yes, I think it’s time for another Acid test — all major browsers but one (guess which one!) support Acid2 by now. I believe Acid3 should test CSS3 features that a critical mass of browsers can agree to implement. Also, it should probably test features from the upcoming HTML5 and the DOM.
Do you have a favourite designer who you admire their work, either from a design or technical respect?
I can’t give you one name. I often show designs from the CSS Zen garden when I give talks; I like many of them.
How do you think designers can get more involved with the CSS3 progress, to make sure features designed by designers themselves are added to the spec, instead of the features the spec writers might think are important? Is there a way this can be done without designers (many who don’t have much free time to spare) having to read through long mailing list histories and understanding a lot of very technical implementation details (I’m thinking such as having a appointed advisory board of designers for example that advise what features they want, and gather feedback from others, then the implementers can discuss this and come back with issues or start to draft specs for those features)?
We’ve always encouraged designers to be part of the CSS Working Group, and there has always been strong designer presence in www-style. Many of the choices we’ve made along the way are based on input from designers. For example, you wouldn’t find Backgrounds and borders on top of my list if it hadn’t been for designers. The idea of an advisory board may be a good one.
How do you feel about being nicknamed “the father of css”?
I often refer to CSS as my baby, and I’m fine with being called the father :-) It must be emphasized, though, that the child was shaped by a community. Bert Bos was the first to join the efforts, he came with a proposal of his own that we worked into CSS. Thomas Reardon and Chris Wilson of Microsoft were also influential in the time before the CSS WG and and the www-style mailing list was started.
What do you think of the Brazilian band CSS?
Wow. Right. Change of mindset. Music, right? When it comes to music, I prefer Opera!
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Just browsing css3.info with opera 9.5 and that font in the top menu just looks so broken :( I know it uses the shadow effect, but it just looks so wrong. Maybe on a mac it might look ok, but not on my pc.
It’s shadow effect I think, now that you mentioned it, it is hard to read when you focus on those texts.
Anyway, let me guess, that browser is Internet Explorer? The wayward and rebellious browser? lawlz.
Opera 9.5 out-do Safari 3.
Personally, I am ranking it as Opera 9.5 > Safari 3 > FF3 (> FF2)
IE? What’s that?
Back to topic:
I agree that there should be Acid3, and add HTML5 as well.
I already mentioned I was browsing using Opera 9.5, how come people have this idea that if you are using Windows you must use IE?
Anyway, that effect really hurts your eyes, maybe if the shadow position is changed with a pixel or so it might look better.
Indeed it would be nice to see an Acid3 test.