Hour 15. Advanced Layout with Tables

One of the most powerful tools for creative Web page design is the table, which allows you to arrange text and graphics into multiple columns and rows. This hour shows you how to build HTML tables and how to control the spacing, layout, and appearance of the tables you create.

New Term

A table is an orderly arrangement of text and/or graphics into vertical columns and horizontal rows.

To Do

As you read this hour, think about how arranging text into tables could benefit your Web pages. The following are some specific ideas to keep in mind:

• Of course, the most obvious application of tables is to organize tabular information, such as a multicolumn list of names and numbers.

• If you want more complex ...

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