W3C switched today its home page to a full CSS layout instead of the
previous table-based one. See:
The techniques used in this layout has been documented at:
It is basically realized through the float property.
As you may know, using CSS for horizontal layout has some important
– respect of the HTML semantics (tables are really for tabular data)
– better accessibility
– better device scalability
The downside is that some non-CSS2 aware browsers do not render it as
intended; the page keeps completely readable though.
The W3C Communication Team is interested in hearing comments on this
change on the publicly archived mailing-list firstname.lastname@example.org
5 thoughts on “Just got this announcement in my Inbox:”
Interesting….. I can’t imagine how to even begin doing layout with CSS, honestly. I’ve read about it a bit, but not a whole lot.
I’m so behind in website design, it’s pathetic.
But I love tables…. 🙂
I have just started to experiment with tables design and using CSS to do all the layout. i have managed to do a full width top section and 3 columns underneath. It is brilliant and once you get the hang of it, much easier than tables. CSS rocks 🙂
I just don’t have enough time to learn about everything I want to learn about!! ARGH…. but continuing to put off learning new web techniques gets me waayyyyyyyyyyyyy behind…
Don’t feel bad Entipy. I know jack sh*t about CSS, and I’m still relatively happy with the simple page I use for business.
Of course, I’ve always been a substance/function over style/look/feel kind of person.
I like the smooth integration of all…. 🙂