Molly contributed an interesting article on A List Apart about grid-based design for the Web, and the impact CSS will play on the future of web design.

There are some good parallels between planned cities and table-based layouts, and some excellent visualizations of the underlying structure of a few example designs to show the types of layouts that can be achieved with CSS that cannot be done with tables.

What we?ǨѢre just beginning to understand?Ǩparticularly those of us who come to CSS layouts after years of working with tables?Ǩis that the visual model for CSS is far more conducive to breaking out of the grid and designing for discrete, semantic elements.

It’s definitely worth checking out, whether you’re a developer or a designer who is used to building with tables.