Forums tables or divs or sections.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Cabbit, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Hey folks my latest wee dabble into rails is making a forum and it is now fully functional if rather spartan.

    So heres the ickky design question. Do i use sections, divs, tables, or magic to style a forum these days?
     
  2. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    I'd say divs. It's not tabular data, so don't put it in a table.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't experimented with how section tags (HTML5) display on browsers that don't recognize it. Either way, it's probably not the best option from a semantics point of view. I think a table would be OK for listing threads since there are distinct rows and columns, but not so much for a single thread page where you can use div tags ver easily.
     
  4. Cabbit thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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