From: "rudy" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
> the thing in your desk, lonnie -- and i have several, i love them, i'm
> a compulsive organizer -- isn't a GRID, it's a LIST
I'm not an expert, so I may be wrong about this, but don't the items in a
List all have something in common? What if I want to create a layout on a
grid of disparate items that have nothing to do with each other but are
random visual elements?
My frustration with CSS is that divs don't seem to me to be an intuitive
layout item. To me it's like trying to do a layout using cork tiles in a
bathtub. Disturb the water a little and there goes your layout! I realize
this has little to do with CSS and mostly to do with browser support, but I
also think it's inherent to the system.
I want to make a grid and plug things into that grid. That's why tables and
frames seem so easy and preferable. The fact that divs are separate entities
is what I believe causes all the problems many people have with page layout
with CSS. Because divs are individuals, they don't act as parts of a whole.
However, although a table may not always behave the same over different
browsers, I've never seen a case where the contents of one table cell
overlap or merge with another cell. And they certainly don't seem to move to
entirely different parts of the window. I want one entity: a layout grid.
Why can't I have it?