When released, Internet Explorer 8 will support many new values for the CSS
display property, including the
table-cell—and it’s the
last major browser to come on board with this support. This event will mark
the end of complex CSS layout techniques, and will be the final nail in the
coffin of using HTML tables for layout. Finally, producing table-like grid layouts using CSS will be quick and easy.
display property values to
web page elements causes the elements to mimic the display characteristics
of their HTML table equivalents. In this chapter, I’ll demonstrate how this
will have a huge impact on the way we use CSS for web page layouts. However, before ...