Sometimes I write a blog post knowing that it’s stupid and just going to get me (justifiably) flamed, but yet I still click “Publish” anyway. In the whole “table layout vs absolute positioning with CSS vs a jQuery Layout Manager” argument, the “simplest” answer turned out to be the jQuery layout (just pass me the salt for the side of crow I’m eating). That being said, investing the extra time to make the layout configurable and extensible for possible future requirements? That’s still a YAGNI.
One thing about “The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work” that I forgot is that “simple” to you isn’t the same as “simple” to me. It’s funny how getting comfortable with new or different techniques or technologies can change your image of what *is* simpler.