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CSS is much more efficient code wise. If you're going to all the trouble of rebuilding your site anyway, you should use modern web practices: style separate from content. To see what CSS can do for you, have a look at
http://CSSZenGarden.com Every page contains exactly the same HTML markup but wildly different CSS styles.
From Tables to CSS Web Design Part 1 -
From Tables to CSS Web Design Part 2 -
Thanks so much.
The ZenGarden site is fascinating and really shows the power of CSS.
I will study the two Adobe links. I understand your comment about "efficient code," and will continue my effort to learn CSS. For practice, I may even rebuild my site yet again using a DW template and all CSS without the table.
You are very kind to contribute so much of your time here. It is much appreciated.
As per Nancy, if you going to redesign, then try to make the transistion to CSS. What you have should be easy to do. Look at the two column with header and footers. On the use of templates-review what changes often, sometimes and hardly ever.
Look into SSI (server-side includes) for your navigation, that way you only have to change one file and upload it instead of each page that uses it. You may already be doing this. You have to use some type of server language (asp, php, shtml... etc) for this to work.
It always makes life easier.
I was thinking I would use three columns with header and footer. As for SSI, asp, php. shtml.... all I can say is "whoa!"... slow down.... one step at a time <g>. I'm still struggling with basic CSS, so that more complicated stuff will have to come later (if at all). After all, I am a photographer, not a web designer, so I have only a limited amount of time to learn this new language. (Yes, to me this is like learning a new language.)
Thanks for your comments.