webprutser - 6:20 pm on May 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
And what if you want to change some things anyway and like to learn? :-)
I am somewhere in the middle. Have done a few things, with help from this forum, with div's as I was convinced at that moment that "tables were old-fashioned and should be replaced by div's because that's what you read in books and on the internet".
I started to use more div's and span's (within a table) to select elements for styling rules, the reason I hadn't switched fully to tablesless desgin was my problems with positioning elements.
So at a certain stage I intended to switch from tables to div's (the boxmodel or whatever it is called nowadays). Since I started to learn and experience more about div's, doubts entered my mind. What was so fabulous about these div's, what was wrong with tables? More reading resulted in more pro-div arguments (see my first post), but I heard other sounds as well, thus my interest in this subject.
If indeed tableless design results in a better website, making the definite change is no point, but is it, more specific why is it?
* According to tangor search engines have no problems with tables, I have read it did, so am confused at this point.
* Lucy24 noticed "When you use <div>s for horizontal layout, sooner or later a forced pixel size will creep in-- either for text, overall layout or both. And there go your vision-impaired readers out the window." I must admit I don't fully understand this, the forced pixel size ... Maybe, Lucy24, you could explain. Nevertheless, a disadvantage is mentioned.
* StoutFiles: "if you're starting from scratch, learn and use div's."
OK, but why should I do so in your opinion? Div's are preferred because ....