Quick note, this is my first post here, so I apologize for coming off somewhat harsh, but I have to say this.
WOW! I signed up for this board specifically to talk to Mel -
You're nuts! HTML DIV tags are nothing but HTML tags without CSS. A "layer" is born only through the use of CSS-P (CSS Positioning (which in turn is just an absolutely positioned CSS element (be that a DIV, P or even a TABLE))).
And! To the person who had said that page layouts cannot be done in CSS without layers, needs to visit Glish...http://www.glish.com/css/
In fact, I think everyone in this thread (save an elite few) need to go there and educate themselves on the power of CSS.
For those concerned with out of date browsers, I have two things to say:
1. Target audience matters (I know someone else pointed this out, and kudos to them)
2. There's a strong web effort being made by WaSP to encourage people with out-of-date browsers to upgrade. (more info here: http://www.webstanda...t/campaign/buc/
Whew! I feel better.
Now that that's over with, I have to say I like this board, and the discussion made here. Hopefully I won't develop a following stigma by making this post.
Anyway, a little bit about me... I was hired by a relatively large company as a marketer, so I'm learning as much as I can about how I can "market" the various webpages this company operates. However, I'm a developer at heart. I program in PHP/MySQL, I do graphics, etc... Also, in case you haven't noticed, I'm a strong supporter of CSS (as well as other newer technologies).
So if you ever need help with anything concerning CSS, I'd be more than happy to help you out as best I can!
I know my rant has little to do with the actual topic discussion and I apologize.
Edited by rabbit, 22 August 2003 - 05:26 PM.