A Horrible, but Amazing, Abuse of HTML

This goes out to all y'all web developers out there.  You know who you are.  In 1999 while others partied like it was...  1999, you slaved away trying to get your table-based layout working on Netscape and IE.  Thank goodness it's now 2007, and you can just grab CSS-based layouts from A List Apart. But off all the possible abuses of old-skool HTML, I bet you never thought of this one:  using table cells and bgcolor to build an image, one pixel at a time! [youtube]NqFOB77jLaE[/youtube] Link to video for those of you on RSS. Brought to you by Japan and cutesy anime chicks.

  1. Why all the hate for tables? That was pretty friggin awesome, I think. Table mastery is not an easy thing! I’ve worked days on getting dynamic hex color charts made – this would have taken me some good ol’ pencil and paper planning.

    June 24th, 2007 at 10:20 pm
  2. Hey, tables are great for tabular data. Don’t get me wrong, this video is amazing. It’s also a good example of why Jesus invented GIFs and PNGs. I wonder how long it took in real time, and how long it took to figure out the fastest way to do it with all those copy/pastes and find/replaces.

    June 25th, 2007 at 10:59 pm
  3. Css designs blow ass ! . They never line up always a few pixels out ! Im all for tables ! . But then again i think microsoft should have the monopoly back and good bye to firefox :D

    waits for the abuse.. lol

    Anime community guy
    July 4th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

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