Chapter 7. Creating Tables
In This Chapter
Manipulating rows, columns, and cells
Selecting tables and cells
Changing the colors of tables or cells
Adding and importing content
Setting alignment for table cells
Tables are useful for presenting data such as schedules and pricing and can be helpful when you're arranging elements in a tabular format.
In this chapter, you find out how to create a table and make changes that alter the look of the table. Tables are also used as an alternative method of creating page layouts.
Working with Tables
When you think of a table, think of a grid that has multiple cells in it, much like a spreadsheet. Tables are used in HTML pages so that elements can be contained and positioned within specific cells. You can change the colors of cells in tables, divide or span the cells (combine them with other cells), and apply borders to them.
In some cases, you don't see the table itself because you can place content into row and column form without showing the table; in this case, it's just a formatting tool. When you create a table, you can determine how many rows and columns it contains. You can also choose to span rows and columns to create unique tables, as shown in Figure 7-1.
To create a table in Dreamweaver, follow these steps:
Alternatively, you can choose Insert
Figure 7-1. A table with rows and columns merged.
Figure 7-2. Set table specifications in ...