PSD>HTML - With or without tables?

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Hey, I'm doing PSD's to HTML but the code it gives is with tables. Is this seen as OK or should I learn how to do it with divs only? Its nice with tables as it kinda makes the CSS easier with tables + divs.

Any replies appriciated

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author angel16
    you can learn easily from tutorials check it out in youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author afam4eva
    Tables are not goood for SEO. use Divs instead.
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    • Profile picture of the author Camarada
      Originally Posted by afam4eva View Post

      Tables are not goood for SEO. use Divs instead.
      Thats a Myth, Google or any other SE can crawl tables easily and that wont affect your rankings!
      ^ Matt Cutts backing me up youtube.c0m/watch?v=fL_GZwoC2uQ

      on the other side if you use divs your websites will be easier to customize!
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  • Profile picture of the author OpenBookSupport
    Hello Sir ,
    Learn to use divs for better webdesign and SEO .

    Best regards,
    Openbook support team.
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  • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
    Having been doing this since 1995 it took me a long time to break the tables habit and go with standards compliant css designs. Its completely worth taking the time to do it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author biznics
      I have read so much about this general misconception (raised mostly from SEOs). They consider the table-based code a big "no no" from SEO point of view.

      Well the story is different though. Whether the code is table-based or div-based, both are SEO compliant. Among few main differences (in table & div-based code), one is that; div-based code is more "cleaner" and "lighter" than table-based code; and that is the reason most people go for tableless, clean and valid code.

      Learning tableless coding would be great as people are now getting aware about SEO and everything; so it would definitely help you a lot in future.

      PS: I use to be a big fan of table-based coding but right now I am switching all my websites to div-based code; coz it's clean---hehehe.

      Enjoy and good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
        Originally Posted by biznics View Post

        Whether the code is table-based or div-based, both are SEO compliant. Among few main differences (in table & div-based code), one is that; div-based code is more "cleaner" and "lighter" than table-based code; and that is the reason most people go for tableless, clean and valid code.
        Yes and no. You'll need to use a crawl simulator to see how your site is displayed.

        I'm not referring to SEO compliance. I'm not fully certain what you mean by SEO compliant. I was referring to W3C standards and compatibility with screen readers for the blind.
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