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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Well, yes and no.

You don't *have* to use a table; it's just very convenient. In most modern web sites you'll see a CSS based layout in favor of tables for layout. For admin pages I don't care that much; that's why I used a table.

In addition, even in a hand coded page you can use the standard datasource and data bound controls. For example, for the Genre drop-down to create a review, you can use a LinqDataSource or any other data source to get the data from the database.

In other words; it's not black and white. You can mix concepts from either into the other.


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