What you said above is certainly true...for mobile devices with screen widths less than roughly 350-400 pixels. For tablet and desktop devices, the use ofArty wrote:Problem with display:table is it ignores width limitations. If content is too wide, it will stretch whole row. Also splitting content into 2 rows on small devices is a problem with tables.
I did try tables solution in several of my styles, it caused more troubles than solved problems. Never again. It doesn't work well with dynamic content like forums.
display:tableresults in better looking pages than those in the Prosilver theme and those in the image URLs you posted in the pull request. This RFC is clearly designed to allow a responsive theme to better support mobile devices, but it would be at the expense of those using desktop devices with screen widths greater than roughly 1200 pixels. The wide screen display in the above image link looks horrifyingly similar to phpBB2...isn't the goal to move forward, not backward? Should phpBB have more container elements, and more margin/padding CSS hacks, than it already has?
I'm really curious why you think a good-looking base theme and a good-looking mobile-optimized theme for phpBB is an inferior solution to a responsive theme, when every example you've provided here and on the support board seems to demonstrate that the dual-theme solution for phpBB is superior to a single responsive theme.