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table for layout?

Qunfeng Wang
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Joined: Jan 28, 2005
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I'm reading the Head First HTML&CSS book. It's said that table was used a lot before CSS came out. Now we have CSS, so we should not use table to do this job any more. But look at the JavaRanch home page, it uses table and it works pretty well.

1. Do you use table for layout now?
2. If I replace table with CSS, what might it look like?


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Freddy Wong
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1. Do you use table for layout now?

No, I always use CSS whenever possible. Maintenance will be easier if there's a need to change the look and feel.

2. If I replace table with CSS, what might it look like?

It will look just exactly the same depending on how you create the CSS

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Bear Bibeault
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0. JavaRanch's pages were first written a very long time ago.
1. Rarely. Only when IE's lame CSS engine won't let me do it the right way.
2. However I want.

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