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css versus tables
 css vs tables: round I. 
    1. benefits to css
    2. is full css faster
    3. Return on
    4. Long Run
    5. w3c standards
are useless
    6. structure
and content
 css vs tables round II. 
    7. point:
        tables are for
       tabular data...

     counter point:
       yes, but tables
       make up

    8. Hey Stupid
    9. Bandwidth Savings
    10. accessibility and
     $4000 wheelchair
    11. Spend Time
    12. Captured
CSS Flagship
    13. Selling your
    14. May work well
    15. Standards
Merry Go Round
    16. Extremists
    The bandwidth savings of 5%, 10%, or 20% on a ONE THOUSAND (1000) page website makes a big difference.
  1. Almost all 1000 page websites connect to a database anyway. Anything that "big" had better have something worth going to and that means data that's worth storing in a database.

    First, CSS elitists don't even have the web traffic to come even near 5% of their very own ISP's monthly bandwidth allocation. And that's for their ISP's most basic and cheapest web hosting plan. (That's one of the reasons why these ISP's can host hundreds of websites on a single server.)

    Second, if these CSS elitists did have enough web pages to justify the bandwidth savings, they would be connected to a database anyway to at least produce some of those 1000 pages, which means they are better off using tables for that tabular data.

    So just these 2 points above means a
    DOUBLE WHAMMY and Catch-22 on the CSS only fanaticism!

  2. The ESPN Interview
    There are "so-called statistics" of 2 terabytes saved on the ESPN Article. However, If you read closely (like PAGE 2), you can easily infer that they used lots of <FONT> tags before and thus were most likely using that number in their statistics of 2 terabytes saved.

    it's as if they didn't use a CSS page or styles whatsoever; at least not consistently.

    So, as you can see, this number, 2 terabytes of data savings can be easily manipulated.

    NOTE: even ESPN doesn't like some of the solutions. See quote on page 2, about the 13th paragraph down: "...This solution works fine for now but it does not exactly put a smile on my face. ". If you read only the first page of the article, you would think CSS is best thing since sliced bread, but continue reading to page 2 and you see lots of disadvantages...sort of like a 10-K annual report of an Enron or a dot-bomb company.

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