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Re: CSS vs. Tables

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 14:19:21 -0700
To: Jay Paulson <jay_paulson@hotmail.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6FA1869.1414%fahrner@pobox.com>
On 11.4.01 13:52, "Jay Paulson" <jay_paulson@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Should CSS be used to dynamically assign the layout of a page or are tables
> still the best way to go?

Tables for layout have always been an abuse IMO, albeit one without any
viable alternative for many years.

> Also, is browser compatablity with css still an
> issue?  I appreciate your thoughts.

CSS support is still spotty in browsers, but the situation is improving. If
you are willing to let visitors using the most troublesome browsers see
plain HTML, you can use CSS more-or-less as it was designed to be used. Some
techniques for pulling this off are in explication and evidence at these
URIs:

<http://www.alistapart.com/stories/journey/> - the spark

<http://glish.com/>, esp.
  <http://glish.com/css/>,
  <http://glish.com/css/hacks.asp>, and
  <http://www.tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html>

<http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/>
<http://members.home.net/bigstripes/tutorial/box_lesson/>


This list isn't really an appropriate forum for Web authoring questions such
as yours, but I hope the links above will be of interest even to this list's
readership.
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2001 17:19:46 GMT

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