So, I’m going to give up and use tables. It’s going to take me all of 45 minutes to undo the last two weeks worth of CSS work. I’m going to launch my site. And then, I’m going to go and get a donut.

Tables vs CSS: CSS Trolls begone. We use tables for layout in select parts of our apps too. Design is a compromise of both ends and means. When it comes to tables vs. CSS positioning, my #1 criteria is this: Which technique will be easier to work with over time? Tables are different structures with different behavior, and sometimes they’re the simpler and more maintainable means to an end. I also like the “CSS Troll” monicker. It cuts a bit closer to the bone than that lofty alternative: “Purist.”