[thelist] Table question

Robert Morse bob at morsemedia.net
Mon May 7 14:52:07 CDT 2001

Excellent advice all around. Found the errors. Will try the css formatting for
the table border. Thanks.

>Message: 29
>Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 13:27:27 -0500
>From: Sam-I-Am <sam at sam-i-am.com>
>To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>Subject: Re: [thelist] Table question
>Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>>  On this protopage: http://www.humguide.com/testguide/index.html
>>  I can't seem to get the inner table moved all the way to the top to match
>>  the 2 pixel  cellpadding from the outer table that appears around the rest
>>  of the inner table.
>lines 211-215 you have
>           </tr>
>           <br>
>           <br>
>           <!--end table6: white inner content-->
>           <tr>
>those <br>s are putting the space at the top.
>>  I also can't seem to figure out why the top row of the inner table with the
>>  logo in it does not span the entire table but leaves a large margin
>>  on the right.
>Almost certainly a colspanning problem. Somewhere in there you have one
>too many TDs.
>Turn your table borders on and take a look.
>>  I am playing with these layouts in Dreamweaver and when I get them 
>>right I will
>>  convert them into a php driven pages. In Dreamweaver (4.0, Mac) these table
>>  anomalies don't show up. But once previewed in the browser they do.
>:) DW is a wysiwym (what you see is what you mean) editor
>My advice: get a print out of your design (if it looks the way you want
>it to in IE then screenshot it and print it out from there). Now start
>deconstructing it - take a ruler and pen, and draw in your tables. Plan
>your layout on paper, *then* pick up dreamweaver/homesite/whatever and
>put the code together for this layout.
>And *then* you can move your old content over into the new framework.
>(careful copy paste)
>In this case I still think you have too many tables. The blue/teal
>border could be
>a) set in css
>b) set up in the top row (TR) and rowspanned all the way down to the
>this dispenses with the outer table altogether.

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