CSS Positioned Div’s suck

13 Feb


Using CSS to position divs as a layout method is buggy as hell, and always fucks up cross-browser. Tables don’t behave like this. Tables aren’t broke, don’t switch to CSS-P / CSS Positioned Divs.

This has been a public service Message.

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5 Responses to “CSS Positioned Div’s suck”

  1. Anonymous February 14, 2006 at 2:40 am #

    The 930 club is looking for a website designer. You might want to look into that.

  2. Anonymous February 15, 2006 at 6:37 am #

    have you tried learning?
    fuckin A dude… if you try to understand how to operate the workarounds for non-compliant browsers, you’ll actually get success. i’m sorry, i’m coming across as completely stuck up and pissy when i shouldn’t be… i just get very upset when i see people start bashing standards that aren’t being supported fully.
    DON’T BLAME THE WEB-STANDARD!! blame the NON-COMPLIANT USER AGENTS being shoved down consumers’ throats.
    the better question to ask is: why should you use tables and have to redesign the layout interlaced with the actual content of a site, when you could sit back and change all the layouts you want just by altering one stylesheet…
    put in the time, i did… just know that it ain’t easy.
    for any other reading on this, try to check out http://www.alistapart.com

    • bboyneko February 15, 2006 at 3:24 pm #

      Re: have you tried learning?
      lol..workarounds for browser issues now..these same hacks will break with the next browser release making the entire site go to shit.
      Meanwhile Ill keep using tables, which actually render perfectly across browsers and will continue to do so, and design my pages in 1/10 the time it takes css divs to create, especially 3 column layouts or expanding 3 column layouts that fit browser width.
      CSS divs are an ideal that dont yet work. Kind of like communism.

    • bboyneko February 15, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

      Re: have you tried learning?
      I love also that in the site you refer to, they have the following article:
      ( http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail )
      It’s entitled the HOLY GRAIL.
      What is the HOLY GRAIL of css positioned divs?
      in their own words:
      “Three columns. One fixed-width sidebar for your navigation, another for, say, your Google Ads or your Flickr photos—and, as in a fancy truffle, a liquid center for the real substance. Its wide applicability in this golden age of blogging, along with its considerable difficulty, is what has earned the layout the title of Holy Grail.”
      Notice they say considerable difficulty
      It’s easy as hell in tables. So once again, I shall stick to tables. Let the css fanatics attempt to get this layout to work across multiple browsers bug free. Have fun.

  3. carlo May 3, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    Im agree is totally crap….. I try to learn but is much faster to learn how to smash your shitty face

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