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RE: CSS versus tables

From: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 09:01:01 +0000
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At 20:34 31/12/2001 -0800, Scott Luebking wrote:
>I'm a little unclear.  When you use CSS for web pages, are you using a
>tool written in perl or are you hand coding the CSS?  If you are using perl,
>I was wondering what your experience is with hand coding CSS?

Both. There are some static pages that are straight XHTML, whereas others 
are generated dynamically, in which case my job is to write the templates. 
In either case I find CSS a faster way of doing things. The more I think 
about this though the more qualifying statements I need to give. Most of 
the sites I do use frames (client preference) and many of the templates 
that the programmers write have constructions like <body topmargin=0 
leftmargin=0><table cellpadding="10">.

All things taken into consideration, I still think that for most layouts 
CSS is an easier and faster way to do things.

>PS  What does your perl tool do?

Its essentially a templating system - tags in the template get replaced by 
stuff from a database.


Andrew McFarland
UNITE Solutions
Received on Wednesday, 2 January 2002 04:01:43 UTC

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