[thelist] Tables vs Layers

Miss Pixel bb at misspixel.com
Thu Sep 14 19:38:53 CDT 2000

I use Fireworks!

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From: "Eduardo Dominguez" <edmz at emonterrey.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:23 AM
Subject: [thelist] Tables vs Layers

> At work, we just got new designers. They are very good at
> what they do, but not when it refers to html. The problem
> is that they  are so used to move things around, that all
> they use are layers. And lots of them. They cant think
> tables.
> I tried to convince them of tables and to leave layers
> for "special ocasions". They didnt seem convinced that
> layers are bad since they dont work the same in
> all the browsers. 
> For what i have seen, ther are no big sites that use
> layers, most of them go tables.
> I have to be honest, since I ran out of arguments very
> fast. So what i need to know is, is it, at this day,
> good to go layers ? Maybe i am the one who likes
> tables so much that wants to keep it that way.
> If anyone can clear me up the advantages/disadvantages
> of using tables vs layers and what you recommend, it would
> be great, so that i can have a reason to debate with the
> designers.
> For now, the designers refuse to do anything in tables, 
> they think thats an engineering job :( All they use
> is the "convert layers to tables" in Dreamweaver. Can
> anyone recommend how you guys convert a design to html
> with tables ??
> Thanks in advance.
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