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    Creating Webpages in Tables

    If you want to build a productive website that is campatible with nearly every operating system as well as browsers and screen resolutions you should build the webpage inside of a table.

    for example:

    <table width="80%">
    </tr>
    <td>website goes here</td>
    </tr>
    </table>

    once you get the hang of that you can explore more complex tables. You can build pages with tables inside of tables inside of table. We can get into that later.

    Thank You,
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    Yes, and I notice you did something like this on your site. I also notice that your site, like cnn, loads fairly slow. Why? Because you're adding all the extra element rendering (<table><tr><td></td></tr></table> that could be done with a single div. Take for example the sitepoint main page. It has about the same content as your front page, and pretty much comes up instantly for me. If you look at their code it's pretty much div based, and tables are used to, surprise, display tabular data. Do a search around and you'll see why things are done with css/xhtml, and look around a few sites to notice that it can be done, and people are doing it daily.

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    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy Tailslide's Avatar
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    I don't think he's serious - unless it's suddenly 1998 again...
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    Well, he uses tables for his own layout, so I guess he's indeed serious.
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    Carpe Diem = Fish of the Day fisherboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmeade_uva
    If you want to build a productive website that is campatible with nearly every operating system as well as browsers and screen resolutions you should build the webpage inside of a table.
    Tristan, can I ask what made you post this?

    Most (but by no means all) of the webmasters at SP would say that using a table for anything other than data is a bad idea. I personally agree.

    I would really like to know what thought process you're going through with regard to web site design at the moment.

    Cheers
    fisherboy
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    I can smell the faint aroma of chopped pork and ham.
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    those who understand what they do not manage,
    and those who manage what they do not understand.


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