Traditionally, designing tables for page layout has been a complicated task. Making changes or creating the perfect number of cells required Web developers to merge, split, and span various rows and columns to get pages to look the way they wanted them to. Dreamweaver MX includes a Layout view, enabling you to easily draw, move, and edit table cells.
To turn on Layout view, select the Layout View button on the Layout view tab of the Insert bar, shown in Figure 12.1. When you turn on Layout view, the two layout buttons on the Insert bar become active. One of these buttons draws a layout table; the other button draws an individual layout cell (a table cell).