WPDFD Issue #73 - April 01, 2004
After covering the basics of text formatting last month, this month we move on to layouts. Up until recently, most Web page layouts were achieved using tables. Tables are fairly easy to understand from a conceptual point of view and most WYSIWYG editors make them easy to configure – adding and deleting rows and columns, merging cells together etc. The trouble is that tables were never intended to be used for layout, no more so than Microsoft Excel can be a DTP program.