StoutFiles - 7:38 pm on May 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
* 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 ....
-Less code, less bandwidth. CSS page is cached and site runs faster with subsequent page impressions. This alone makes it worth it.
-Editing. Wading through a mess of td's and tr's when trying to make a layout change is a pain in the ass.
-SEO friendly. Yes, SE's can read either, but they supposedly prefer div's as it's easier to categorize content with tags. It's just that they prefer old sites that don't have huge layout chnages instantly, which is why I suggest leaving a table-designed site as it is if it ranks well in SE's.
-Mobile friendly. Smartphone users increase every day, much easier to develop for these screens with proper CSS.