...

View Full Version : Would love advice from ULTRA HTML experts



Democrazy
09-16-2011, 04:18 PM
Does it really matter wether or not I use DIV or SPAN? I am getting exactly the same outcome using both of them and pages are validating the same.

alykins
09-16-2011, 04:41 PM
div is a block level element "container" and span is an inline element "container" ... what context are you using it in?

alykins
09-16-2011, 04:42 PM
see here (http://www.w3.org/wiki/Generic_containers_-_the_div_and_span_elements) for reference

Democrazy
09-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Positioning text and a replacement for single tables.
Figured I can just use <DIV></DIV> instead of <TABLE><TR><TD></TD></TR></TABLE>
The result is identical, hence my question.

teedoff
09-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Positioning text and a replacement for single tables.
Figured I can just use <DIV></DIV> instead of <TABLE><TR><TD></TD></TR></TABLE>
The result is identical, hence my question.

You should ALWAYS be using <div> instead of <table> unless you need to display columnar data. Tables for page layouts are outdated and discouraged.

Democrazy
09-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Excellent! Thanks!

teedoff
09-16-2011, 06:00 PM
You can read more about why tables for layouts are bad (http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/).



EZ Archive Ads Plugin for vBulletin Copyright 2006 Computer Help Forum