CSS refers to the cascading style sheets that are used in web page designing. CSS was mainly used for formatting text but off late, web developers have started using CSS for page layout and positioning. Actually compared to table layouts which have been more in use, CSS based layout is more difficult to implement, but just because of the advantages of using CSS it is increasingly being preferred today by professional web designers.
Some of the features of CSS layouts include,
- It is supported by the new browsers and not by the old browsers
- Increases usability of the site
- Controls text to HTML ratio and thus reduces load time.
- Main content loads first followed by graphics
- Allows for flexibility in positioning
All the modern web browsers support CSS very well. What about old browsers? Well, here CSS helps in displaying navigation in the beginning of a web page. Web developers find it convenient to make major changes to a web page by just changing one single .css file. One clear advantage of CSS is that unlike in table based layout, one does not have to wait for a page to load with its entire table and content. CSS based page layout is also more preferred by the different types of disabled people. Hence it is better to use table based layout when there is no other option and only as a last resort.
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