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Re: complex layout tables


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 29, 2014 2:45AM

On 29/01/2014 02:52, Karl Groves wrote:
> Nested table layouts aren't inherently any more inaccessible than images,
> CSS, or anything really.
> In practice however, there are a couple of issues that tend to arise

I'd add another one:

5. It's not possible (without then resorting to heavy JavaScript) to
easily adapt a table-based layout to different screen sizes,
particularly to small windows/mobile. With CSS layouts, you have a lot
more flexibility (using media queries, rearranging some of the content,
changing floated elements to non-floated linear presentation, etc).

Patrick H. Lauke
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