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Macromedia Contribute 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 7. Creating Tables

You will often use tables on Web pages to present tabular information—that is, data best presented in the form of rows and columns (Figure 7.1). But tables are also useful as layout devices to help get around some of the limitations of HTML. Before tables were introduced for layout purposes, text and images were left-aligned on Web pages, and there was not a good way to arrange page elements.

The HTML table format is perfect for tables with lots of data.

Figure 7.1. The HTML table format is perfect for tables with lots of data.

When you use a table to lay out the elements of your Web page, you can put images next to text without worrying about the text’s wrapping oddly around the image; ...

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