What is your level of CSS knowledge?

Within any area of expertise, it's interesting to look back at how you progressed from knowing nothing about the subject to whatever level of knowledge you are at now. Learning about web standards in general, and CSS in particular is no different, so I find Emil Stenström's Levels of CSS knowledge an entertaining read.

I recognise the different levels of CSS knowledge that Emil describes very well. I also agree with Emil's statement that the Level 2 people can be the most dangerous since they do not want to use CSS for layout but many still have worked in the industry for long enough to be in a decision making position of some kind. It can be difficult to reach these people, but it is not impossible. If you do manage to reach them and make them realise that CSS is very useful once you learn how to use it, don't be surprised if they come back to thank you later. It has happened to me several times.

Looking at my own progress with CSS I think I went straight from Level 1 to Level 5, perhaps being a Level 3 for a short while. I like to think of myself as being at Level 6 now. Despite not having written a book. Yet.

So what level are you at, and how did you get there?

Posted on March 8, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS