July 31st, 2003, 12:49 PM
CSS or Tables? HELP
OK, I've been pulling my hair out for the past week trying to figure out how to make a page work for me... Basically I wanted to have the drop down menus which use layers....and I was under the impression that this meant I had to use DHTML, which I'm still not exactly sure isn't the case, but the bottom line is that I've been using tables, which I love and css as well for other things but never really knew how they could be used in place of tables.... So I just would love some advice, tables? css? if css, then which properties would I be using to position (just an example) and are they really friendly to every browser size? The server this particular site sits on uses Cold Fusion, and php is not an option....just fyi.
July 31st, 2003, 01:25 PM
July 31st, 2003, 01:49 PM
CTSTONE....but you say that IE 5 & 6 render CSS horribly...so then wouldn't people using updated browsers have problems with CSS?
July 31st, 2003, 02:05 PM
well, they render it horribly compared to say Mozilla Firebird. But you can work around their faults and come up with a CSS that does work. However, I don't believe there are any such workarounds for IE4 - as CSS support was even more dismal then.
When writing CSS, you should aim to design your page so that it can be viewed with or without styles. Take a look at BlueRobot above and find the link to remove styles on the page. The page doesn't look pretty, but it's functional - which is what counts.