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Flexbox vs HTML Tables vs CSS Tables

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

Here's the thing, I find HTML tables to be an absolute pain in the butt.

I don't use them for actual page layout, but I DO try to use them for laying out tabular data because I'm a softie for semantic correctness. HOWEVER, tables seem to have a wild mind of their own and don't follow the sizing and layout guidelines of other HTML elements.

Therefore, I've been using CSS tables instead. This is totally workable and in the era of CSS2, I like it. However, I think it is time for CSS3.

I haven't actually done much work with flexbox yet, but it seems like it is able to generate something that looks like a table. Would it be appropriate to use it for rendering a data table?

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Re: Flexbox vs HTML Tables vs CSS Tables

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Flexbox could be used to for the table.
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