Yes, but in this case (a forum), it is tabular information: fixed rows and columns.sunsop wrote:It's a question of using markup correctly and semantically. Tables have always been intended for "tabular information" - not website layout. That is where the problem arises. It's not "hatred" - it's a question of using the process correctly.
Yes, but when people start acting as if there's something wrong with presenting tabular information in tabular form, I think we can safely say that the pendulum has swung too far the other way.Using tables to layout a design can bring nothing but problems where certain browsers are concerned. Layout is properly done using semantic HTML with CSS used to style the markup. Visit a site like Sitepoint sometime and read what the acknowledged experts in the design field have to say about tables and proper design.