Styling Forms with CSS

While I’ve been using CSS for positioning on most sites I design for a while now, I’ve been using the “forms are tabular data” argument to keep using tables to layout forms. Recently, I decided that as much rationalization as anything and started experimenting on good ways to lay out forms without having to resort to tables.

I’m not quite there yet, but I’ve found these articles very helpful in my search:

All CSS news/weather site

Adrian Holovaty (personal site) has launched an all-CSS redesign of the weather section of Lawrence Journal-World’s family of websites. It’s great to see an online news site embrance forward-compatible markup (it’s all done in CSS with semantic markup for the content).

While the sites I manage are mostly CSS-powered now, my forthcoming redesign will move more toward all semantic markup and separation of content and presentation. Adrian’s new weather site is a good example of the direction I’m working toward.