The wicked old ways of building websites were viable when there was no alternative. Today there are better solutions available, and even though most sites still use the table-based layouts and
<font> tags that were the rage in '99, smart web developers are catching up quick.
Here are some web-standards-enhanced mini-articles that show how to accomplish a few tricky design tasks.
These resources are indispensable for budding XHTML/CSS enthusiasts and seasoned web-standards zealots alike.