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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by Chris Minnick, Ed Tittel

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6

Tip-Top Tables in HTML

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding table capabilities and benefits

arrow Getting to know the pieces and parts of table markup

arrow Mapping out a table design

arrow Building simple tables

arrow Graduating to complex tables

arrow 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 ...

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