Sunday 5 September 2004
ERIC AND DOUG got inspired to figure out a way to create a table-less grid layout using CSS only. My own verdict: Sometimes, a table really is the way to go.
Eric describes the process that he and Douglas Bowman went through to work their way into creating a table-less layout where all columns are the same height (regardless of content) and the layout is fluid.
After reading both articles, I’m far less ambivalent than Eric. If you really need this effect, I do not see any problem with using a light table and then relying on CSS to style it in every other way.
Sometimes, trying to work around limitations is far more time consuming and frustrating than the obvious solution.