Dan cut his teeth as the first Webmaster and Director of Technology at Salon.com, then spent almost five years as the Master Builder at CNET's Builder.com. He's recently written HTML Utopia: Desigining Without Tables Using CSS. for SitePoint.


  1. HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS

    Dan, SitePoint’s resident CSS expert, shows you, step-by-step, how to build your own tableless Website using Cascading Style Sheets. He explains it all – from the basics to advanced tips and tricks – using real-world examples of this practical, standards-compliant and forwards-compatible technology.

  2. HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, Chapter 5: Building the Skeleton

    Chapter 5 kicks off the conversion of the HTML site to CSS, beginning with a discussion of the site- and page-level issues that we’ll need to consider. These include understanding the workings of CSS positioning, and the development of a number of basic page layouts. This chapter shows the steps involved in applying CSS in the real world, as we being to construct a CSS-based site.

  3. HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, Chapter 4: CSS Website Design

    Chapter 4 starts with a discussion of the advantages of CSS-based design. We then highlight a few CSS success stories – sites that have adopted and implemented CSS to their ultimate advantage. We also introduce the sample Website which, though it was initally built in HTML, will be converted to a CSS-based design through the remainder of the chapters.