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Tip: Forget Tables, Try Divs

Learn why you should switch from using tables in your CSS code to using divs.


One of the main advantage of CSS is using the <div> to achieve total flexibility in terms of styling. In the <table> the contents are 'locked' within a <td> cell.

It's safe to say most <table> layouts are obtainable with the use of <div> tag and proper styling.


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Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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