I am setting up a forum for all the members of the 9rules Network and remembered the million times that my buddy JC asked me to do a CSS skin for phpBB (the forum software that I will be using). When using CSS and tables it is accepted that tables should only be used when using tabular data (duh right?). However, does forum content equate to tabular data or should it really be done in all CSS?
I think it should be in tables because each data cell represents a specific column in a specific row. That’s my indepth scientific explanation.
If the general consensus is that it isn’t tabular data and I create a CSS skin, I will make sure to release it to the community in case anybody else wishes to use it. However, if it really should be in tables I don’t wish to use a pure CSS layout without tables when it is isn’t needed.
Originally posted on April 20, 2005 @ 1:04 am