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WORKING WITH TABLES
Those who are familiar with web designing
will understand the importance of using table to design a structured
web. The tables consist of cells and border. Mostly people do not
prefer to display the table borders but in rare cases, like gallery,
it can definitely add to the beauty of the page. Starting web with
using table is always advisable rather than messing up with separate
independent web object scattered on the page.
To begin with you must know the width of the table.
And to decide the width of the table you must consider the screen
resolution first. If you want to design your web best situated for
800 X 600 resolution then you can take the table width of 754 pixels
so that it will not display the horizontal scroll bar.
You need to be specific about the width of the home
page and the horizontal scroll bar issue as it is considered to
be one of the turn off from visitors side. The whole table can be
aligned to the left, right or the center of the page as per requirement.
The table width above is mentioned in pixels and the same can be
mentioned with percentage also. If the table is inserted using percentage,
it will act like an elastic object expanding and shrinking with
reference to the resolution of the screen.
Cell is the smallest unit of the table. You can color
the border and fill the table with background color. Besides you
can select every single cell separately and color them with your
choice as per requirements.
The cell can be edited changing its size in terms
of height and width. Text or an image can be placed inside the cell
according to the required alignment, i.e. left, right or the center.
The matter can be aligned vertically also with top, bottom and middle
If you design a complex artwork for the web in Photoshop,
you can cut it in the pieces and join them in the Dreamweaver using
tables and cells. You can add table within table if require. This
can be the case when you want to add vertical navigation bar at
the left side. If there is already a main table present on the page
you can add a small table within with number of rows that represents
Working with tables can be fun if optimized
use of table is done on the page. You can not keep on adding the
tables just for the sake as it can make the page complicated and
difficult to use.