Build your website with Blog Platform - The death of the table tag

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One the biggest advantages of blog software is the use of CSS to manage presentation while the blog backend acts as your CMS - a true separation of the content layer and the presentation layer.  Earlier web pages blended content and presentation using markup; bold tags, inline fonts and colors and other items best left to CSS and the use of DIV

With the two elements divided this allows you to hire one team for content and another for presentation - the 2 teams really can work independently - plus CSS allows you to use plenty of pre-designed look and feel templates designed by pros. 

The most important element to me is the is that the CSS method allows you to finally dump the use of tables for layout.  I have a love/hate relationship with tables but for certain they clog up your content for the spiders as they confuse the bots about the actual content on your site -

note: I still tables for building pretty forms but i don't SEO my form pages so no matter

Moving forward all of our sites are built with XHTML and CSS. Period.

 

Any evidence of this?  

Ever notice how Google give top rankings to some really ugly, outdated looking web sites? Ironically Google likes older sites - domains activated prior to 2000 and many of those sites were built prior to the use of tables. So those ugly old table free sites are loved by the Google gods.

In the near future any real SERP optimized web page won't have a table tag anywhere in site and the blog platform is an excellent tool to create nice looking table free pages! 

 

 

 

Comments (3)

Matt Heaton
Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder - Bothell, WA

I think that's why Ben doesn't like me anywhere near the ActiveRain code...  I'm a oldschool web developer so I end up through tables everywhere ;)

Nov 30, 2006 05:10 AM
AJ Martin
none - Alpharetta, GA
HTML-Utopia-Designing-Without-Tables Put this one on your christmas list
Nov 30, 2006 05:57 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Just enough content here to make me dust off a couple of CSS books. I did some basic page design with tables and recognized the huge improvement with CSS, but never fully learned how to take advantage of it.
Dec 01, 2006 06:15 PM