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Thread: Table alignment help!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    Table alignment help!!

    how do I put three different tables on the same lign? The first table is automatically on the left, the other one I put align=right. But the third one doesn't want to be in the center of the two others. It goes on the left bottom.
    how do i do it go in the center of the two others?

    Please help!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Dartmoor [Holiday]
    The easiest way is probably to use another table to contain the three smaller ones. Bear in mind, though, that tables don't display until the </table> tag is reached so pages may take a long time to display. You could probably do this better using CSS, but here goes:

    <table width="100%"><tr>
     <td width="33%" align="left"><table>(Code for left table)</table>
     <td width="33%" align="center"><table>(Code for middle table)</table>
     <td width="33%" align="right"><table>(Code for right table)</table>
    If your tables are of different widths this might cause problems. As I say, researching CSS would probably be the best option. You might be able to do something using the float option.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    If you have a width on the tables just do something like this:

    <table style="width:100px; float:left;">...</table>
    <table style="width:100px; float:left;">...</table>

    BTW, I hope those tables of yours are really tables and not just a way to get borders around your page content. If it is you've been a bad boy and Santa aint going to give you any presents this year
    // Stefan Huszics

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    i really don't understand what you mean by putting borders around my page... what's wrong if ever I do it?

    Anyway thank you for your suggestion.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Use the code from adam, it is safe and works on all browsers!


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Originally posted by swon
    Use the code from adam, it is safe and works on all browsers!
    Of cource neighter of those statements are correct.
    Try eg with Lynx.
    It also potenially makes the page very hard to read with a screenreader.

    CSS isn't 100% safe nor work in all browsers either, but I'm not claiming that either
    // Stefan Huszics

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Perth, Western Australia

    don't be a ninny, use CSS.

    A good friend of mine is a screen reader and he likes looking at tables no more than I do, when I read your code.

    Anyway, the CSS way is much more intuitive and easier to use, because your objects have independence and you don't need to scramble your tables to add a little design fix later on.

    ...I say that because I've been through both tables and CSS. My tables went as deep as five level-nestedness for accurate positioning and for total subdivision of images to optimize them better with a gif compressor. But what a fool I've been. PNG is lossless - 100% true colour quality and it replaced my connectionbusting army of 50+ gifs with a net reduction in size of about 60%.

    hmm trailing off here, but check out http://burnallgifs.org/.

    Good luck with your tables.
    Not all browsers are good. Some of them go bad.
    Not long ago, one of them went as bad as you can go. His hame was I.. I... Well, people usually say that he is a browser That Must Not Be Named.
    That browser killed many of our best coding conventions. It twists features. It knows how to counter-bug any of our designs. It is in possesion of a group of supporters so large that no other browser may stand up to it and live.
    But now there is a hope.

    Site: http://nik-sergeev.com (wood sculpture).

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