Most Web page designers use a table-based layout to achieve a coherent and consistent look. There's a different way to achieve the same look. Using CSS and DIV tags reduces markup code, speeds up page downloads, separates content from its visual presentation, and brings your code closer to Web standards compliance--all while making your website more appealing to search engine spiders. Alejandro Gervasio explains how it's done, with copious examples.
Letís see whatís happening here. We have given fixed dimensions and absolute positions to all our DIVS. Widths and heights are expressed in pixels, as well as top and left coordinates.
For the sake of this article, CSS code is within the same Web page, but it should always be attached as an external file. Please remember, separating content from visual presentation is a key concept that makes websites easily maintainable and accessible. The visual output for the code is the following: