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Why should we avoid tables for layout?

hsriat
Expert 1GB
Why should we avoid tables for layout?
Feb 23 '08 #1
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drhowarddrfine
Expert 4TB
Tables were never created to be used as layout elements.
Tables are slower to load.
Tables are not as flexible as using CSS.
Tables are pre-laid out grids which cannot be changed (cells cannot be moved).
You cannot carry over content from one cell to the next without added effort.

The guy who created the technique says "The web is ruined and I ruined it" by creating this method.
Tables for layout is stupid.
(See the articles about those two statements under Howtos in the HTML/CSS section)
Feb 23 '08 #2
hsriat
Expert 1GB
Tables were never created to be used as layout elements.
Tables are slower to load.
Tables are not as flexible as using CSS.
Tables are pre-laid out grids which cannot be changed (cells cannot be moved).
You cannot carry over content from one cell to the next without added effort.

The guy who created the technique says "The web is ruined and I ruined it" by creating this method.
Tables for layout is stupid.
(See the articles about those two statements under Howtos in the HTML/CSS section)
Thanks...

But unfortunately I have used tables for layout, as I was not aware of this. I would take too much effort to remove them. But I'll try. :(

Thanks again!
Feb 23 '08 #3
harshmaul
Expert 256MB
The guy who created the technique says "The web is ruined and I ruined it" by creating this method.
That has to be the quote of MY day! who said it?
Feb 23 '08 #4
drhowarddrfine
Expert 4TB
Siegel (forgot his first name). Look for the article under Howtos at the top in the html/css section.
Feb 24 '08 #5

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