“Floats are a hackish layout device”

Sunday, 26 Mar 2006

Dave Shea:

Maybe some of you can back me up on this, but I’d much rather see CSS tables implemented first, before generated content. Floats have only ever been a hackish way to layout a web page; we need something more intelligent, something that can say “yes please, I really would like column a to be as high as column b” and have it stick. Are you with me?

Yep! Overuse of floats considered harmful.

Dave’s sentiment summarises and resolves the points in an unwritten rant of mine about CSS so effortlessly that I wonder if there’s any point in finishing and publishing it.