All style (template, theme and imageset) related questions for the new release; advice, feedback here please.
I'm testing out using divs for table replacements, they work very well with cleaner coding than tables but I haven't really done the cross browser testing yet. Tables are easier to setup though I'll tell you that much
Viewforum.php etc are all big tables and should be marked up as such.Graham wrote:Semantically, certain aspects of a forum are tables, and should be marked up as such, however there are elements which can be done without tables.
This template goes some of the way to doing away with tables, but you can go further without too many problems. The issue is to know your target audience and thus what will work
Viewtopic.php on the other hand...
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Books:JuniorZ wrote:Where can I foud any text about Tableless implementing?? Do you know any book?
Designing with Web Standards
Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook
Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
More Eric Meyer on CSS (Voices That Matter)
The websites of the respective authors are also always worth a look:
Not using tables at all in phpBB wouldn't be the right answer. The main page is tabular data, period. Rows and columns. The topic pages, however, are not tabular. Creating a tableless template for showing topics and their posts would be an improvement in the overall size and speed at which the pages load. Tables load slow because they won't show until all data in the table is retrieved. A tableless design for showing topics/posts would be an improvement over the current display methods.