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Some say that after 47 minutes of struggling with an unruly CSS layout you should get a cup of coffee and then give up and use tables.† Here’s the pitch, straight from the source:
<sarcasm> You know, we've all been there. We want to make it work with CSS. But sometimes it's just not worth the effort. The hacks and conditional comments ruin our clean markup. And we spend hours trying to make a simple layout work. Occasionally, we have to remind ourselves that we've done enough and it's time to move on. <br /> <br /> If you're wasting time fighting with CSS -- and we know you are -- we've got just the tool you need. Download the <font style="color:#ff3333;font-weight:bold;">Give Up and Use Tables</font> timer. We've scientifically determined the maximum amount of time that you should need to make a layout work in CSS: it's 47 minutes. When your time is up, we'll even give you the table code you need. Take three minutes to build a table. And ten minutes to get a donut. Bill the client for an hour. Done. </sarcasm>
† Via Lydia.