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For the past few days, we've been scouring the web searching for the top 13 reasons why Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are superior to tables when designing a website. Some web designers swear that tables are better than CSS, while others believe that tables are ancient history and CSS is the only real solution to coding a web site's layout. Since we're one of those CSS die-hards, we've compiled a list of 13 reasons why CSS is better than tables..
The more we rely upon CSS, the larger and more complex stylesheet files become. Planning and organising your stylesheet is essential to creating a lean, manageable website. There are many ways of organising CSS code but the following are best practice...
When looking to optimize your website, one of the very first things you should do is take a look at your source code. Is it long and unclear? Hard to read and find what you're looking for? If so, then you probably aren't using a Cascading Style Sheet, or CSS, as it's more commonly referred to.
Using Cascading Style Sheets is crucial to your website's optimization. Here are a few reasons why..
I am guessing an article on this subject has been posted prior to this one, I should hope a few have! However I hope this will provide a refreshing angle on the subject and branch to some other interesting bits of stuff.
I am sure that anyone who has taken even only a few steps into web development has come across the gigantic force that is Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Even for the most experienced coders, the most popular browser of this age has always been a prominent foot across the path of our websites technological progression and the possibilities of which the internet is yet to yield. Maybe not crushing ideas, but certainly making it a lot harder to bring these ideas from paper to browser..
By now, most web designers are aware of the many benefits of using (CSS) to control the formatting and appearance of text elements within their web pages. Indeed, if applied properly, Cascading Style Sheets can substantially cut down the amount of code needed to present a web page in a polished and professional manner..
A print stylesheet formats a web page so when printed, it automatically prints in a user-friendly format. Print stylesheets have been around for a number of years and have been written about a lot. Yet so few websites implement them, meaning we're left with web pages that frustratingly don't properly print on to paper..
Arun Pal Singh
In the good old days of the web tables were an essential requirement for creating a webpage. The first thing in laying out a webpage was to create a table. Table was then further divided into cells. Using different combinations of border and shading a number of effects could be created. But the tales and cells also created confusion and messy websites. But with advent of CSS tables can finally be replaced.
If you have been using tables in the past you will appreciate how relieveed we are by CSS. When you work with tables your HTML becomes a mess of confusing rows and columns, with no clear markers of which parts of the page do what. It is fine in the beginning but the problem occurs when you want to redesign the website. In that case you would have to extract your content from the HTML and start building the tables all over again..
There are only three parts to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and once we understand what they are and how to use them, CSS becomes very easy and exciting to use. One of the best parts of CSS is that you can create an external Cascade Style Sheet which you can use for all web pages on your website. You can also have one CSS for all of your articles and a different one for all of your press releases. Making one change in your CSS, you are able to effect changes to a few web pages or to hundreds of web pages without ever touching any of the different web pages themselves.
- Block vs. inline level elements
- Another box model hack alternative
- Minimum width for a page
- IE and width & height issues
- Text-transform command
- Disappearing text or images in IE?
- Invisible text...