[thelist] Tables vs Layers

George Donnelly gsd at mac.com
Thu Sep 14 20:04:40 CDT 2000

proportional layout? do you mean liquid layout? what is proportional layout?

if you have to add a lot of crap so that it will work in different browsers,
don't blame CSS, blame the browsers! :-)

> <td width="66%">

it should be this simple (unless I am missing sth?)
<div style="width: 66%;">

can you give an example of your case where it takes a ton of code to emulate
<td width="66%">

btw please trim your posts.

george at cyklotron.com
If you want to double your success rate, you have to quadruple your failure
rate. --Thomas Watson, IBM Founder

> But, in my opinion *the* most irritating thing about <div>s as a
> replacement for tables is their lack of support for proportional
> layout. By the time you add all the javascript (and branches for
> differing browser support) to calculate div widths and placements so
> that you can emulate a simple <td width="66%"> you have a thumping
> great code overhead that'll bring your average pentium to its
> trembling knees.
> I don't at all dispute that css-p is useful for dynamic content, or
> that it's easier to interpret and update. But it's definitely not the
> user-interface designer's dream it's promoted as.

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