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    New to CSS - Question on positioning

    Hooray!!! I have finally decided to bite the bullet and begin learning CSS. I am using it in 3 of the current sites I'm developing, and loving it. I have not, however, used it for positioning. This is because, from what I'm reading, it is not yet well supported. From my site statistics I see that most of my viewers come in on IE 4 & Netscape 4 and above. Do I need to worry about positioning being supported, or can I bite the bullet and begin replacing tables?

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    I'd be utterly amazed if any more than 5% of your traffic was on those browsers these days. It's more like 2% on all of my sites.

    Anyway, that's an aside, as positioning should be fine in both those browsers.


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    If your target audience uses *old* browsers, then check if they have proper support for CSS.

    IMO, you need to worry about positioning being supported. You dont want your viewers to go away, dontcha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silken
    Hooray!!! I have finally decided to bite the bullet and begin learning CSS. I am using it in 3 of the current sites I'm developing, and loving it. I have not, however, used it for positioning. This is because, from what I'm reading, it is not yet well supported. From my site statistics I see that most of my viewers come in on IE 4 & Netscape 4 and above. Do I need to worry about positioning being supported, or can I bite the bullet and begin replacing tables?

    Thanks
    If you have a high percentage of v4 browsers, stick to absolute/relative positioning and use only the "top" and "left" properties. NN4 and IE4 seem to choke on using "right" or "bottom" to position anything .

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    Prepare to be utterly amazed

    okay, I was off on IE, but Netscape was correct.

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    Weird stats! *VERY* weird! I haven't stats like that for about 5 years:

    a) So many Netscape users?!
    b) So many 4 browsers??!

    What's the target audience of your website? I'm intrigued...

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    my target audience are small business owners and not for profit orgs

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    Interesting. Well, whoever they are, they clearly haven't upgraded their software for about 7 years.

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    A lot of NPOs have to run on their hardware/software for as long as they can though .

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    Absolutely. It makes sense. And it also makes sense that it's only Netscape lagging, since Microsoft effectively force you to upgrade. Just change ISP and you get a new CD with the latest IE on it. Even NPOs will have the latest IE.


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