10. Adding Tables

Expression Web comes with two sets of table tools, one for traditional tables containing columnar data and the other for layout tables containing page elements. This chapter focuses on columnar tables since layout tables are being supplanted by CSS. The shift away from tables for layouts isn’t a passing fad. Page-sized tables take longer to load than CSS-based layouts. Plus, tables cannot be easily adjusted to accommodate small displays, such as cell phones. It’s true that layout tables let you line up everything on your page just so. But they completely entangle presentation (how the page looks) with its contents (the information it contains). That guarantees major headaches when you inevitably need to redesign pages and update ...

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