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I am stuck in the 90's with my tables - help me!

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Noxis, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    Ok we are all table haters :p

    Show me what I should be using instead ;)

    (or at least point me in the right direction)
  2. joemorris86


    Joined: 30 Jan 2005

    Posts: 467

    xhtml and css
  3. Diskbox

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,413

    Location: Brisbane, Australia

    ok with that

    i want someone to show me how to make a table like design using Xhtml and css, boy have i tried, and cant get anything that works as well as tbales in some instances. especially when `im tabulating queries from a database. in some cases tables are fine, nothing wrong with them, i dont use them for layout though of the hwole site, only tabulated data.
  4. Dj_Jestar


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,069

    Location: Back in East London

    Tables are fine for tabulated data, but for anything else CSS + XHTML is where the cool kids are at :)
  5. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,316

    Location: Plymouth

    Try www.w3schools.com for some basic tutorials, then post back here if you need any finer points nailing down :)
  6. PAz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,504

    Location: Bucks

  7. Deathwish


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,956

    Location: Cold Scotland :(

    Be prepared to fine tune between IE and FF, or in some cases you might need a seperate css file for the parts that just aren't compatible.
  8. nightwish


    Joined: 28 Jun 2004

    Posts: 760

    Location: Sheffield

    Just to reiterate - tables are fine in situations where you need a table - I once made a table showing all 256 basic colours - try doing that in CSS! Tables should *not* really be used for the layout of a page though. It is quite tricky to get the hang of, but often this is only because CSS is a far more powerful positioning tool than tables could ever be.
  9. Pajeh


    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

    Posts: 484

    Location: Manchester, UK