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T is for Table

The humble table element has come in for a lot of criticism from those who want to sing the praises of CSS.

We're told that the table was created to hold tabular data and not to be used for the design layout of the webpage, which is what it is used for.

Well, it works quite well as a layout tool and once you're used to it, it is easy to use, again and again.

There are 3 bits to the HTML table. The opening and closing <table> tags, the table row tags <tr>, and the table data tags <td>. It gets more complicated when you want to merge some cells and need to use the colspan attribute.

But, in truth, most people will be using a web authoring tool of some sort and will hardly notice the difference.

It will be a long time yet before the tables are turned.

 

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