I think the same advice is still relevant, use divs and CSS for page layout, use old tables or the new CSS table codes only where tabular content needs setting in regular rows and columns.
CSS tables will allow more efficient styling of tables to suit the rest of a page, but you can do a lot with old tables. You can already use classes and ids with the old-style tables for individual td tags, etc to set different colors or borders, etc. However, old-style tables tend to be completely separate parts of a page but the new CSS tables will mean that bits of a table can be integrated into the rest of a page better.
The article says CSS tables (which, once IE 8 is released, will be supported by all major browsers). I don't quite understand that comment, unless, of course, that IE is the only browser that doesn't support css tables right now and others like Opera already do. Edit: I found this and itís the last major browser to come on board with this support. on
What happens to IE5,5 and IE6 users?
Last edited by Wickham; 05 Dec 2008 at 01:37 AM.
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WIN7; IE9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari for Windows; screen resolution usually 1366*768.
Also IE6 on W98 with 800*600 and IE8 on Vista 1440*900.