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    Can someone give me some pointers on why my page is displayed differently in every single browser I try it in. So far it works perfectly on firefox. In netscape all the padding is screwed and in internet explorer I can't scroll to see the text at thee bottom of the page. Whats going on?

    Here's a link to the page:
    www.codedv.com/adam/sfront.html

    Thanks in advance.

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    margins, padding, alignment, etc. are treated slightly different in each browser. That's why it's still best to use tables instead of divs... for now.

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    I disagree. Div's are the future

    You just need to be more careful lock down all the elements (Margins, padding etc) with css

    You have the same issues with tables if not more issues

    But you do need to define your target browsers perhaps IE 5 + and NS 6+

    Div's give you the ability to separte content and presentation

    Take a look at http://glish.com/css/ it shows how to use css for page layout

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    Originally posted by Martyn
    Div's are the future
    I agree. Divs are the future. Tables are the present

    No, seriously, though... tables will always be around. There are things that they are just MEANT to do... and divs just don't make sense for... like, say, spreadsheets!

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    No one ever denied that transio, in fact ALA one of the biggest people pushing a standards-complaint web has many articles about using tables for tabular data

    I've found that generally when I think something's wrong with rendering I go back to find out it was my coding error, so I'd check your code again.

    Using tabeless layouts can be a bit frustrating if you don't know what you're doing, because it can get complicated. But once you understand it, you can create great layouts with much less code and hassle. A lot of it is thinking ahead, using background images, margins and floats creatively.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I spent a couple of hours playing with the stylesheet and eventually got it sorted. IE appears to ignore the right porperty and will refuse to scroll absolutly positioned elements.

    Being a web developer must be extremely frustrating.


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