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GalaxyGoo Going CSS

After five years as a table-based website, GalaxyGoo will be converting to CSS for layout. The conversion is quite a bit of work, I'll tell you. But it will be worth it once it's done. Already, it's getting easier.

Why did we wait so long? I was concerned about older browsers being able to use our site. Believe it or not, Arpanet shows up in our logs. But the simplicity and separation of content from presentation was too much for me to resist.


Well for older browsers, isn't the thumb rule: to let them view the datas/information and not necessarily worry about the display. So, it is a good way to get the contents first in the html and the other stuffs like navigation in the lower hierarchy while doing the html (xhtml). This is also good for Search Engines too.

Yep, and the current layout is done that way...with content higher in the document, at least in most pages. One reason for the change is that it's getting to be too much of a chore to add new pages to the site andmodify anything in the design with table-based design.

Well you can't beat CSS it's just the way to go, the pages weight less your content is constructed with no html clatter making it perfect for the search engines spiders to index and sort your content!

Yep, I'm going to be real happy when the conversion is done. This site is over five years old, and has continually grown...my goodness, I run into really old pages with tons of font tags in them...yuck!