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  • Hi,
    I’m going to download WordPress but I’m really not comfortable with using CSS to handle the total design of a site – I use CSS when I design for some things but I am still an old school <table> guy. Am I going to have trouble fitting WP into a table based layout? Anybody have any samples of sites done without CSS that I can look at?

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  • i am not a css guy either. i love the power. but blogging is what i care more about. 🙂

    and i came after a long time so i was logged out!

    This is not to start a “tables versus CSS” flame war, but I hope that you will poke around a bit in time with CSS as you will find that it makes site design, and more importantly, site re-design a lot easier. Plus you can take advantage of a lot of templates created by folks throughout the WP world. CommunityMX has a lot of free and inexpensive articles and tutorials on CSS, and that’s just one of many sites available to you.
    I found CSS to be a bit of a steep learning curve at first, but after a while the basics stuck and I was off to the races. I have plenty still to learn, but certainly I know enough to get myself into lots of “trouble” :).
    Have fun with your site.

    If you are comfortable with PHP, it should be no problem. If you’re proficient in either PHP or CSS, no problem. Neither, you’ve got issues.

    CSS has changed my life.
    I used to not able to create a webpage without using Frontpage or Adobe GoLive. I didn’t get how people use table to layout the page, so I just dragged and dropped and relied the programs to generate the code for me.
    But, then again CSS changed everything. I felt natural, intuitive, the first time I dove into it.
    As a matter of fact, I’m addicted to CSS lately. Everyday I draw on a piece of paper all possibe layouts and I know I could count on CSS to realize it to a webpage.
    Again, CSS is the way to go. For me, for you, for everybody. Take my words on it.

    I wholeheartedly agree. I used CSS before anyone was, and hell – I didn’t even know what I was doing really. It just made more sense to me than tables. I learned tables after I learned CSS (We’re talking back in ’97 or so). It’d probably be worth your while to learn it. Just a matter of opinion of course.

    CutePHP is what you are finding.
    It’s style is based on tables. You can try it.

    CSS & Web standards are going to revolutionize the web. If you don’t learn CSS, you’ll be lost. and have already converted to standards compliant pages with CSS as their primary source of styling.

    Use what you like, but beware of the disadvantages of [font] and HTML colors.
    CSS is easier to maintain, to modify….
    But who cares, use what you like! 🙂
    It you choice to follow the dark path of the force Luke,… ohhh wrong movie! 😉

    or the one who must not be named. 😐
    on second thoughts, the new firefox disabled my caramel skin yet again. and people ask why i like opera…

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