[thelist] how does XHTML/CSS seperate content from design mor e than using nested tables and the like?

Fortune Elkins fortune_elkins at summithq.com
Thu May 9 13:55:01 CDT 2002


besides what everyone else has said, it's a simple case of code bloat.

to position stuff with a table the way it's *so commonly done* needs a ton
of code:

<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%
height="100%" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr><td><img src="/images/spacer.gif" height="50px" width="100px"></td></tr>
<tr><td>hello world!</td></tr>
<tr><td><img src="/images/spacer.gif" height="50px"

or whatever, etc.  you get the point -- it's a nightmare!

whereas with css, it's so much smaller:

<div id="cheese">hello world!</div>

#cheese {height: 100%; width:100%; background: #cccccc; text-align: center;
margin: 50px 0px 50px 0px;}

not that the style above would actually work <grin> but again, i think you
see the point!

right now css can be time-consuming to develop because of the crazy
situation with browser support. which is why i'm playing around with and
loving al sparber's projectseven.com layout designer 2 extension for DW. . .

have fun,


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