June 23, 2003

Tableless

SitePoint just came out with a new book, titled Designing Without Tables Using CSS. Dave Winer, I’m sure, would disapprove (for those of you who don’t get the joke, Mr. Winer has been one of the most vocal opponents of using CSS and clean markup to lay out web pages). I haven’t read the book myself, but there is a sample chapter available at webreference.com. It looks like a really good read, yet another tool to add to the existing arsenal that includes Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation and Jeffrey Zeldman’s just-released Designing With Web Standards. The word is slowly getting out, major sites are learning the advantages of writing simple HTML and using CSS for the complex stuff, and more and more people are getting with the 21st century. And who knows? Maybe if there’s enough of us walking in, singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, friends, they may think it’s a movement. And maybe one day even Dave Winer will stop using <font> tags!

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