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Creating Page Divisions

SINCE THE FIRST HTML pages began to create the Web, developers have used tables to format content. Tables are advantageous because Web browsers always seem to display them correctly—making the use of tables a safe design approach. Unfortunately, using a table for complex page design often leads to large and often complex amounts of HTML. As a result, such pages become harder to modify.

A better approach to page layout is to use CSS and <div> and </div> tag pairs. In the simplest sense, the <div> and </div> tag pair creates a container where you can place related HTML tags for styling ...

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