Tip-Top Tables in HTML
In This Chapter
Understanding table capabilities and benefits
Getting to know the pieces and parts of table markup
Mapping out a table design
Building simple tables
Graduating to complex tables
Making the most of best table practices and techniques
In HTML, tables make it easy to lay out data, text, and even images in a grid. Tables help make it easy to present numerical data (which naturally appears in tabular form in spreadsheets and other similar applications). But tables also make it easy and convenient to present all kinds of information that naturally falls into rows and columns, and to help maximize space when introducing lots of terms or other items that would waste too much white space if run up against the left or right margins on a page.
How <table> Got a Bad Name in HTML
Before we dig into the pile of markup you can use to contain and create tables ...