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Getting Started with Zurb Foundation 4 by Andrew D. Patterson

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Preface

It was only a few years ago that HTML tables were being used heavily for web page layout. Tables have rows and columns; they can stretch vertically and horizontally; rows and columns can be combined into larger spaces. In short, HTML tables made it possible to lay out content on web pages using an underlying grid.

Then along came CSS. Tables were confining, bloated, and did not separate content from presentation, the CSS advocates argued. Style sheets were separate from content. They freed the designer to place content anywhere they wanted on a web page. See the Zen Garden website, http://www.csszengarden.com, for a demonstration of how CSS can be used to present the same content in different ways.

Proponents of tables argued that tables ...

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