|From:||Dave Cuthbert <dacut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Mar 2004 12:44:36 -0500|
David Cuthbert wrote:Personally, I limit myself to simple tables and font styles. Oh, I know about the advantages of CSS and such; but preprocessed HTML works much more reliably.
Using tables to format text is bad style and the ugliest but most popular hack on the internet. It doesn't "look" that fancy when you have to use a text browser (instead of the memory gobbling mozilla).
And if you seperate the style from the content, it will be easier to maintain: will it be easier to go through and edit a dozen documents that have particular fonts or edit the one stylesheet they all included for the same look and feel?
Of late, I've even foregone much of that, limiting myself to Wikis and, when a Wiki isn't available, wrapping everything in <pre> tags (see http://www.kanga-da.org/ for example).
This is dirt simple to do in standard HTML and you won't have to rely and manually inserting tabs/spaces: the layout cannot be that crucial anyway.