Doug Bowman recently wrote an excellent article advocating CSS-based design, where he rebuilds microsoft.com without using tables for layout (which would save Microsoft nearly 329 terabytes of bandwidth a year). Shortly thereafter, Jeffrey Zeldman offered his comments on the article, where he praises it for being short and full of useful content. Unfortunately, he misses an opportunity to simplify the message even further. Stealing an idea from Fark (which stole it from a movie), I have managed to reduce Doug’s article to a mere seven words. Here they are:
Old and busted: tables. New hotness: CSS.