wanting to learn css

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ok im trying to learn css and put fold up the tables... LOL...ok that was corny, on a more seriuos note im finding it easier to just have tables in side divs so i can us css on my site but for me it seems that tables sre still easier and i was told that i can still use css with tables is that correct, and im finding from reading the forums is that alot of people are having the darness time with footers and positioning them so the move or stretch when the body stretches... i know i have tried different things like putting everything in a container div... but even then i have to use a table for the footer and do a bottom postion... can anyone tell me if i am right about CSS and Tables or its just i dont know enough yet, however CSS is more flexible and cleaner on coding...
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i am seeing that DW cs3 has template CSS pages that are helpfull in doing what alot of people are trying to do isw it bad to use these
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Quote:
i was told that i can still use css with tables is that correct

Yes.
You can think of HTML like hardware & CSS like software, if that helps any.


<table> is just another HTML element like <div> or any other element, except <table> is meant to display stuff like spreadsheets.
<table> wasn't meant to be used for entire site layouts.

It's like a construction worker who gets a pneumatic nailer (air hammer) for the first time, they want to use it for everything. Even though in some situations it might be easier, quicker, & downright more efficient to use a simple claw hammer.

It's all about what you're comfortable with. If you feel like you're catching on easily using Dreamweavers templates, by all means use them.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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so i can still have the same flexibility with DWcs3 templates, because im finding it rough to get the footer working right otherwise, but of corse im going to learn and read more on CSS so later i wont have too....
thanks.
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And for your problems with the footer.
Tables are often used to center something on the page but you can do that also with css.

If this is your html:
Code: [ Select ]

<div id="footer"><p>Lorem ipsum...</p></div>
  1. <div id="footer"><p>Lorem ipsum...</p></div>

You can use this as css:

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#footer {
width:400px;
margin:0 auto;
}
  1. #footer {
  2. width:400px;
  3. margin:0 auto;
  4. }


It's now 400 px in size and centered on the page.
And it's a lot cleaner than tables don't you agree?
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so what should i use tables for and what should i use CSS Divs for
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Post 3+ Months Ago

tables for tabular data that looks like an excel spreadsheet
divs for general placement of content on page
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Here's some nice videos on CSS and some more on PHP etc... http://www.sampsonresume.com/
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thanks if you have anymore video tutorials send the feel free thanks

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