I agree with you Matt. However, what Joel could do is to try to create the same look and feel as the current tables-based layout but using CSS instead and just do one page. In that way, he would get more practice at using CSS and possibly implement it gradually into the side as more and more pages need building or updating. On 26/10/06, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote: > > On 10/25/06, apathetic <apatheticgenius at gmail.com> wrote: > > Using tables for part of a layout isn't the end of the world. You could > > implement it the easy way now, and set yourself the challenge of > > improving the HTML/CSS later. > > Doing this would be a poor business decision. It would be difficult to > justify this extra time to the client, especially if they are seeing > absolutely no change in the design. Even if you convince them in the > value of standards compliance and non-table layouts and everything > else, and they're with you 100%, there's still a psychological impact > of paying $x and seeing absolutely no change in the product.