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Table coding
funride
post Jul 29 2010, 12:39 AM
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Can someone point me to some tutorials that will teach me how to code in tables, I'm really interested and think there hell of a lot better than divs. Thanks a lot.
 
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post Jul 29 2010, 10:36 PM
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No it is not. Stick with divs or learn HTML5.
 
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post Jul 29 2010, 10:48 PM
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http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp

Technically, they're not better than divs. I would only use them for keeping certain content neat, not your entire layout. Some people will tell you to not even use them for that, but it's really not that big of a deal if you do it correctly.
 
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post Jul 29 2010, 10:52 PM
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I was always told that tables were the devil. a few notches above marquee.
 
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post Jul 29 2010, 11:40 PM
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I usually only use tables for forms and shit. Stick with DIV's, they're more flexible (for lack of a better word).
 
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post Jul 30 2010, 10:38 AM
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Honestly, I think a design big wig said using tables was a sin for layouts and some dipwad at our general level read it and interpreted as you shouldn't use them at all. Then a cult of teenage designers started spreading the word without really knowing what the hell they were talking about. If you google it, most blogs say that table layouts are bad but organizing content with tables is fine.
 
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post Jul 30 2010, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE(schizo @ Jul 30 2010, 10:38 AM) *
Honestly, I think a design big wig said using tables was a sin for layouts and some dipwad at our general level read it and interpreted as you shouldn't use them at all. Then a cult of teenage designers started spreading the word without really knowing what the hell they were talking about. If you google it, most blogs say that table layouts are bad but organizing content with tables is fine.



Organizing content as in for list's and a stack of prices. When the <li> element isn't suitable.

Why the hell would someone want to clutter up there code with a whole bunch of tables just to get a margin right? When you can just add CSS? Don't ever use tables on less it's for a table/list of data.
 

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