The title of this book is Build Your Own Website The Right Way. It’s important to emphasize this point as we begin this chapter because in the “Bad Old Days,” the content of this chapter—tables—would have been right up near the front of the book as the author taught you how to use tables to create exciting page layouts! This approach has since been recognized as bad, bad, bad! But, you know what? There are still books that teach you to use tables for layout. Thankfully, you didn’t pick up one of those books—bonus points to you!
As the name suggests, tables are designed to present tabular data, such as:
a calendar of events
a bank statement
a contacts list
And many more uses beyond. ...