Towards the end of the golden era of HTML, CSS appeared on the scene, promising a world of separating content from style, and we’ve been dealing with that disaster ever since.
The absolute first thing we did with CSS was use it to stop underlining links. Overnight, the entire internet converted into this sludge of a medium where text looked like links and links looked like text. You had no idea where to click, but hell that didn’t really matter anyway because we had developed cursor effects (you haven’t lived until your mouse had a trail of twelve fireballs behind it).
So many HTML/CSS memories here. I haven’t kept up in the last 2-3 years as my work shifted away, but looking back, there was some dirty, dirty kludges being used. And the memories of optimised for Internet Explorer? Yikes.