Is it important to follow Web standards when it seems that Microsoft has an overwhelming market share? Why yes! I moved away from table-based layouts as much as possible a couple of years ago...the CSS standard is from 1996! Style sheets are the way to go, but many people still don't use them even though they are widely supported now. In 1998 things were pretty bad when it came to support in browsers for the standards that make the Web work and the Web Standards Project was born. Recently reinvigorated, they still fight the good fight and try to convince us all to do the right thing. Unfortunately my page here doesn't meet the standard...I'm working to make it standards compliant...honest.