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05-05-2009, 08:36 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, 09:12 PM
http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/ :cool:

05-05-2009, 09:14 PM
Those links are fine just as they are. You are using semantic coding which is good. Keep the lists.

05-05-2009, 09:55 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:
http://somename.com 50

The above example, should be tabular.

05-06-2009, 08:21 AM

and add overflow:auto to the containing div to clear the floats.

05-06-2009, 08:38 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, 07:02 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, 08:59 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.