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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 8. Basics Tables

You’ve seen how lists and paragraph elements can be used to organize text logically on the page. The next level of complexity is the table, which can be used to divide a section of the Web page into different rows and columns. You can use the table elements to more precisely place rows and columns of data, text, links, and even images. In Chapter 9, “Advanced Table Elements and Table Design,” you will see how you can use tables for something even grander—page layout.

This chapter discusses the following:

  • The <table> element

  • Table captions

  • Table rows and headings

  • Creating table data cells

  • Advanced options and attributes for the <table> element

Creating a Table

You use the table container element to hold together a group of other ...

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