Originally Posted by xJavontax
Web Development, design. I don't know what the proper term is. The class is called Website Design II, so that's what I refer to it as. It's a high school course, so I wouldn't expect it to be nearly to the level of a college level class. Most people in the class have trouble coding, they must use Adobe Dreamweaver because they don't know a lick of code, and the teacher doesn't enforce it.
Secondly, I like to try out new things. It's not necessarily holding me back, but if I want to use some of the cool stuff that CSS3 allows me to do on a project, I'd have to bring in my own laptop (I don't own a laptop) and present it through there. And my school doesn't even allow that.
Thirdly, the images statement was referring to an experience I had the other day in class. I had a 700x200 "div" box on a page that I wanted to have rounded corners, and I was told that without images, it wasn't possible (On IE8). Even after some Googling I couldn't find a solution that allowed me to do it. The same thing applies to glowing text, drop shadows, and a lot of other cool stuff CSS3 lets you do. I didn't try Dreamweaver because I hate it, I prefer to learn the code instead of having some piece of software do everything for me.
And my mom, dad, and grandma all use IE9. I know how it is. It just "feels" sluggish. It may not to you, but to me, It doesn't feel like a speedy browser. And as far as the specs for the computers it's running on, I've tried it on my computer, my dads (Athlon II X2 with 2GB RAM), my grandma's (AMD Sempron with 1GB RAM), and my mom's (Core i5 with 4GB RAM) and I have the same experience across all of them. Waterfox feels snappier.
CSS3 does have some nice features to it (AKA thing that can been done with it (Coded)), but some of the best design websites in the word use images and that is not going to change anytime soon. Customers do not care if you use images or not, they just want the site to look good, attract customers, be search engine optimized, secured, cross browser compatible, and load in a reasonable amount of time.
The images you would need for a 700x200 div container would be next nothing and could be use repetitively through out the site. You do not need one big image, you can break them up and can even use one corner image and some coding for all corners (Best to use 4 images for compatibility reasons).
Also, best to just go out and learn on your own. Most classes only teach you a fraction of you need to know (Lucky if you learn more than 25% in a class or 2).
Waterfox is not snappier than IE9. It's all in your head, do not trick yourself like so many other do. Hopefully you're not using crappy tool-bars. There is no need for tool-bars in browsers or poorly developed/designed add-ons. Just so you no. Tool-bars are for the weak and uninformed noobs.
Also, some premium security programs come with browser add-ons that will slow down browsers (IE and FF).Edited by Horse Head - 3/17/12 at 12:37pm