Hello everyone,

OK this is quite a large task and I hope to make my explanation easy to follow.

I took over a website from someone last year, and until recently it's flowing nicely. Yes there are a few issues that need sorting.

Problems are:
  • The Site has been up for 15 years and has never had much structure.
  • There are literally hundreds of pages that are used.
  • The site is constructed using tables to display the layout
  • The css code is good but I cannot always get the right look using the current items.
  • The pages are made with a mix of html and php includes.


So the task I am faced with now is not changing the current look but completly changing the backend to make it smooth running. so I have a number of questions.
  1. How can I remove the tables for layout and use divs and still maintain the look of the site?
  2. Do you think it would be best to completely redesign a whole new look rather than mess with tables to div layout?
  3. As it is a football site I can transfer all the results, players and match reports into tables on a database How can I get the best out of the DB to populate the pages?
  4. Is it possible to use php variables to retain info in a variables file and make pages more dymanic etc.?


Everyone loves the current design and we don't want the look to change.

I have got a lot of positive feedback on here so I'm hopng you guys can help.

Thanks in advance.