I’ve written a fair old bit about CSS, and continue to do so. The time honoured method of starting a CSS article or book for beginners, is to start out with a comparison between font tags and CSS for simple text styling. I have a bunch of CSS books on my shelves, including my own, and all start out from this point.
My question then is whether this is still a valid and useful starting point. Are there still people using the HTML font element to style text, and who need this comparison? Or is it just going to serve to confuse beginners who have never encountered a font tag in their lives and just want to know how to style text?
Let me know your thoughts or experiences by adding a comment to this post. I’d be really interested to know.