__/ [David Cleland] on Monday 13 February 2006 18:36 \__
> I am coming from a "tables manage layout" background - I have noticed sites
> that are using css to manage layout -can anyone recommend a web guide on
> how to do this ? I have Macromedia studio so have all the tools.... just
> not the know how.
For standards-based Web design, this WYSIWYG paradigm might not be most
suitable. Bloatware can usually handle stylesheets, but its page previews
are then unhelpful and the whole paradigm is susceptible to questioning.
I suggest you look at books from some of the authorities in the field, e.g.
Eric Meyer, David Shea, and Jeff Zeldman. You need only ascribe meaningful
semantic structure to pertinent elements by altering the existing markup and
'cleaning up'. You can then control layour from peripheral CSS files. If you
ever want your sites to evolve smoothly and fit PDA's, for example, it is
the only way to go.
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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