I'm working on a website for my eshop. As this is my first, I've been doing some research. I'm surprised at the number of tables used for layout. I thought that tables were frowned on for page layout. As a dyslexic I've worked hard to learn how use divs and css or layout and I feel that by using tables I would be taking a step backward.
Can anyone tell me if it's normal to use tables when designing websites for eshops
Thanks LukeakaDanish, you've been a great help. I learnt how to code tables when I first learnt html, it was the standard form of layout used then. I'm going to have a good think about layout now, what I want to achieve and the best way to do it.
Tables are for tabular data. True.
Other suggestions for your eshop:
Make it easy to navigate. Try not to put barriers in the way of your users. Basically, don't have any flash intros or things like that. People don't care about those. Also, put your specials on the homepage.
Don't make them remember a password to get back on to browse. People don't want to remember a bunch of passwords.
Make sure you are serving an identified market.
Provide lots of product info.