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From "Robert Koberg" <>
Subject RE: [RT] Getting rid of the table-based layout
Date Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:41:02 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conal Tuohy []
> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 2:20 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [RT] Getting rid of the table-based layout
> I think we all hate table-based layouts and would prefer to use CSS. It
> would be much easier to design and specify the look and feel using CSS. It's
> more concise ... there are a thousand reasons.
> But Nicola's point is valid: if browsers are going to CRASH (even a few
> browsers) then that's one BIG reason against it :-(

even if it is about .1% of the general Internet users? There might be an
argument if stats could be provided for the user base, but that does not seem to
be acceptable. What if you have 0 hits with Nav4? Do you still need to support

You can avoid the crashers (if you want). You can move your sites to CSS based
layout now it is a far superior way to handle page layouts! Last I saw IE has
around 97% of the market with the bulk being v5+. Still you can design the page
to degrade somewhat gracefully - the ns4 users are not that picky...

I have been trying to get a CSS based site into forrest (along with some other
interesting ideas) but the prevailing order seems to be taking an ostrich
strategy toward many things (linking in particular)...

Here is our new site with a pure CSS layout (still under dev):

Here is a little fancier one we did:


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