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    Forms and tables

    With accessible design promoting the use of div layers for layout, and minimizing the use of table for tabular data, where does that leave form design?

    Comlex forms usually require a table in order to lign up all the elements of the form. Is this a valid use of a table still?

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    Not really.

    It's a common practice, but it's better to use CSS to style forms as well.

    Back in July, TheOriginalH and vgarcia took a shot at compiling some of the various methods of styling forms in a thread called "The perfect form":

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...hreadid=118623

    A great place for examples of other accessible form features as well.
    Colin Temple [twitter: @cailean]
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    Here is a great FREE tool for building accessible forms with tables or CSS:
    http://www.hisoftware.com/access/valueadd9.html


    And here are some good resources about building accessible forms:

    Forms and Accessibility http://www.seotoolbox.com/htmlchat/forms.html

    Better Accessible Forms http://www.accessify.com/tutorials/better-accessible-forms.asp

    Forms Accessibility http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/forms/formsaccessibility.html

    Designing Accessible Forms http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol5/accessibility_no19.htm


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