Amount of DIV tags there are not recommended as overkill -
Posted on 2004-10-28
I wonder if anyone can help.
I have been using Visual Studio.NET and Macromedia Dreamweaver as my 2 editors, .Net for code and DM for positioning and XHTML etc.
I have been positioning DIV tags etc... which dreamweaver allows you to get a hold of and move visually on the screen, once you assign a style sheet and make it Positon: absolute... Excellent!
I have also been playing ASP.NET controls but dreamweaver doesn't allow you to get a hold of those and move them visual so my idea was this..
To put each control i need to position in a DIV Tag with an attached style sheet (external) and then I could just move the DIV tag which would obviously move the control...which I thought was a great idea but then I got a thinking .... One of my pages would technically have around 13 controls on (a advanced search form) so I would have potentially at least 13 different DIV tags ... not to mention my other DIV tags that i use for positioning things like menus etc..
So I figured I would send a message here with regards to weather it was overkill...???
I mean if I was to insert 1 table with 13 cells then I know this has quite a bit of html but the DIV tag would be smaller?????
A little confused with the way I should be doing this with regards to this, tables no probs... but I really so much want to use style sheet posiition (CSS)....
I am only designing for NN 6+ and IE5.5 + anyway... so there is no backward compat. problems as long as I am careful what tags I use within CSS:
Ideas? anybody have any examples I can take a look at to show that it is indeed possible with large amounts of DIV tags ??