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Here's an excellent article for all CSS advocates to read:

An Objective Look at Table Based vs. CSS Based Design

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

I think you may find that most or some of the contributors in the forums here, would agree with the article you have linked to.

I do not agree it takes about 12 months to learn CSS, but it probably takes that long to learn all the hacks and that is due to poor browser support. That will get better.

I will use a table especially when it may take double the code using CSS, but remember tables have problems as well especially with inheritance.

It is really the future that we promote here!

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I will also add - It is all a bit irrelevant, as tables will be supported for many many years. Use what you feel comfortable with, and as with anything there will be belief at both ends of the spectrum.

The only way to learn is to do it yourself

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

Here's another article just released http://www.sitepoint.com/article/tables-vs-css/

There's benefits to both methods.

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In my experience, there is probably around a 6-12 month learning curve from knowing basic CSS to actually being able to develop CSS based sites competently.
Laughing out loud

That's hilarious.

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

I've been learning since I joined here back in 2003. And I've only just begun with what might be a competent site in it's foundation. Sad

I'm a tables man for now, but I have a div template in dreamweaver that I've been picking apart for some time now, so I'm learning. Tables one day will be a thing of the past. But they can look good at times right?

I refuse to be like the faceless masses of sheep and have a signatu......awwwwwwwww CRAP!!

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But they can look good at times right?
Only if you don't look at the code. Most won't. I WILL. Wink

I am by no means a css guru by any stretch of the term but I would consider myself competent enough to design and launch a professional site.

I suppose if you only put a few minutes into learning it each week then the process will take a long time.

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

Tony wrote:
Here's another article just released http://www.sitepoint.com/article/tables-vs-css/

There's benefits to both methods.

interesting article Tony. Enjoyed it.

larmyia

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

I was a table-man myself. Fortunatly enough that changed. I was at an interview for this job (I'm a summer student employee) and they asked if I was comfortable with CSS. I told them sure (why would I say no?) since I knew what it was and had used it to format text in dreamweaver.

I had little knowledge of how powerful it was. Anyways, got a call the next day saying I got the job (probably because I'm so charming Cool ) and when I started turned out everything had to be CSS. Kind of a slap in the face.

I've been doing sites for years and my technique hadn't changed since I had started. Learning curve wasn't that steep. I'm not expert but atleast now I can use CSS instead of tables and I am not going back.

Seb

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Layout: Tables vs. CSS

having sat down and tried to teach people CSS I can see how people might think it takes 6-12 months and some think one month is ok to knock out something that looks like a vaild site.

It's not actually how long it takes to learn CSS, it is, in my opinion, how long it takes the person learning to understand the ethos and point of doing it right. Once they have done that the rest is actually not that tricky.

However as long as they keep fighting the change in the method of working, it will remain a painful and long road.