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									LANL CSS Study Group
CCN-12 Los Alamos National Laboratory

Robert L Judd

InterLab 2003
SLAC, Menlo Park, CA November 5, 2003

Abstract
A group at LANL was formed to study Cascading Style Sheet technology. This group is currently developing a style sheet that would aggressively implement the current LANL web page template in CSS. Experience in using a study group to share knowledge about CSS will be presented.

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Background
LANL web environment
    Mixed OS/browser environment Web apps dependent on old Netscape 4.7x Invited speakers stress future is CSS Highlighted advantages of CSS
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LANL Web Conference 2003

Ability to easily change presentation lighter page weight simpler markup old browsers still provide functional page

CSS study group formed
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Open to anyone Email and web site for communication/sharing

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Group Goals
The group was formed to help each other learn about CSS and how it can be used at LANL Understanding CSS
       CSS2 Fundamentals Understand limitations of use Understand “best” practices Review LANL usage Understand “positioning” Build LANL style sheet with aggressive CSS Understand validation

Meeting schedule for maximum participation
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Group Activities
Study
    Review basic CSS Shared CSS resources Focus on Eric Meyer’s projects Workshop on CSS by Eric Meyer

Application
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 Build CSS based LANL template  Increase our understanding
Abilities & limitations

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Future
Continue LANL template development
 Institutional Web Team develops the design of the look and components  Study group works assists implementation

IA CSS Technical Working Group (TWG)
 Drafting initial charter  Establish LANL standard for CSS components  Allow different styles without markup change

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CSS LANL Template (draft)

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Conclusions
Our study group has been successful
 Knowledge and understanding has grown  Generate interest in using CSS  Encouraging IA to establish standards

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Thanks
Please contact us for more information or details of our experience

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