[thelist] divs vs table

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Wed Jul 23 09:15:36 CDT 2008

I agree with David.  Try setting min-width.  It doesn't work directly  
in IE6, but there are workarounds out there.

Though honestly, I tend to be a die-hard about non-tabular layouts;  
but I see no real harm in using tables to lay things out in a grid,  
which appears to be what you're doing.


On Jul 23, 2008, at 8:25 AM, Nan Harbison wrote:

> For a long time now I have been using divs for layout on websites.  
> However,
> I am doing a page using liquid design where there are several rows  
> of two
> photos/images in the content area, and I cannot get the divs to  
> behave in
> all cases. When I look at the page in my small laptop, there is only  
> one
> photo per row because there isn't enough real estate for both. If I  
> make the
> divs small enough to always fit two wide, it doesn't look good on a  
> large
> screen. Besides that, IE 6 is displaying the divs strangely, not in  
> the
> correct order.
> I am about to go back to table layout to force the page to display
> properly!!!
> Any thoughts? Am I being anal about not using tables? I do use them to
> display tabular results of course

Stephen Rider

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