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05-05-2009, 07:36 PM
Would this Link Markup (http://archive.bushidodeep.com/theme_test/links.html) be better served inside a table with headers?
I've shied from tables for layout to the point of being unsure
when they are needed.
05-05-2009, 08:12 PM
05-05-2009, 08:14 PM
Those links are fine just as they are. You are using semantic coding which is good. Keep the lists.
05-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Wholeheartedly embrace standards, but the link list just seemed like something that should be presented in table.
Perhaps if the it was a name/value relationship I would not be confused:
Site Name: Number of Visitors:
The above example, should be tabular.
05-06-2009, 07:21 AM
and add overflow:auto to the containing div to clear the floats.
05-06-2009, 07:38 PM
This was my first post, and am very pleased with the quality of replies.
I've penned a rule of thumb regarding tables. If I where to place the data in EXCEL, then it should be in a table. I would not markup a list in EXCEL, so therefore no table for the link list.
05-07-2009, 06:02 PM
CSS Tables (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/13/top-10-css-table-designs/)
What are your thoughts on this article?
05-07-2009, 07:59 PM
I agree with some of it. I think the descriptions table is kind of pushing it. I think in your case if those weren't likes and rather they were describing category then a table might be okay.
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