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Re: tables for layout


From: Jeff Isom
Date: Jun 11, 2001 4:01PM

We just finished a new how to article about tables. It explains some of the
problems with using them for layout and some other issues.
It can be viewed at:
Hope it helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Horowitz, Sharyn" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 5:34 PM
Subject: tables for layout

> Hello all,
> I just subscribed so please forgive me if this has been discussed
> before. I tried searching the archive but it seems to be down.
> All of the information out there says "avoid using tables for layout"
> yet I see that even the webaim.org home page does exactly that. I've
> tried using css positioning which worked great until I looked at it in
> netscape (next time I'll check browser compatibility charts *before* I
> do all that work!). I'm trying to replicate a current look & feel so
> getting rid of columns isn't an option. Please please enlighten me.
> Thanks!
> Sharyn