SpiralDreams - 7:39 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: alt131 at 8:16 pm (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]
I rarely use forums like this, but have had luck with this one in the past. I was glad to see it still around. Anyway, I have been in web design and graphic design for a LONG time now. I knew my skills were getting outdated. I have recently started developing mainly for WordPress and have been hacking other peoples CSS & PHP. I have no real issues with that. But I develop mainly in shtml utilizing SSI, nested tables for accurate layout and CSS for the look and feel of text, mainly. I will also use CSS snippets for effects, menus, positioning, etc. Plus, whatever code (PHP, DHTML, CGI - etc.) I may need for a function.
BUT, yesterday, the PHP guy had my client convinced that nested tables would ruin his chances of being found by search engines (bull hockey that has been thoroughly debunked) and would cause his site to load slower (microseconds if anything I assured the client). I KNOW these are myths, but the client has concerns. Then I got the "can't you lay everything out in CSS and divs?
That's the problem. I wouldn't know how to put everything where it goes, reliably, with only one or NO tables/cells.
Considering the complexity of the sites I normally develop (visually anyway) wouldn't it take forever to code each div, style it and then test it rather than just laying out the tables and tweaking the code? FYI this site is a fixed width, three-column layout with a header and footer.
Anyway, please enlighten me as to how you might lay out this type of site using pure CSS and DIV's? I would actually love to learn how to do that, but I just don't see where to start.
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[edited by: alt131 at 8:16 pm (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]