Chapter 8. Building Tables

Ah, tables. For most web designers today, tables are the meat and potatoes of what we do every day. They can also be the bane of our existence. We use them for data display and for page layout. They’re not inherently difficult to understand, but table code can quickly get cumbersome and difficult to keep track of. And browsers so often don’t treat them right. This chapter goes over some table basics, looks at how Dreamweaver MX 2004 works with tables, and then covers different ways to maximize table-making power in the Dreamweaver environment.

Table Basics

Tables themselves aren’t difficult to understand, but they’re constructed ...

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