Friday, June 10, 2016

Design tip 2 - Tables for simple layouts

HTML was originally designed as a semantic markup language intended for sharing scientific documents and research papers online. Visual presentation was left up to the user. However, as the Internet expanded from the academic and research world into the mainstream in the mid-1990s, and became more media oriented, graphic designers sought ways to control the visual appearance of the Web pages presented to end users. To this end, tables and spacers (usually transparent single pixel .GIF images with explicitly specified width and height) have been used to create and maintain page layout.

Although HTML tables are a rudimentary tool, it might seem a good idea to use them for basic web page designs. While using CSS language a wed designer might achieve professional results, HTML tags are much more simpler to use. And you can nest them in <div> sections. In some contexts, like blogger post editors for example, HTML tools are not available. In such situations an On-Line  HTML generator is a savior. Here some of them:

Tables generators: this website offers a number of table generators, the HTML Tables sections present a rather complete, jet simple to use, tool. Remember, if your blogger account does not support CSS, use the HTML only option.

Rapid Tables: this second suggested website offers a rather complete HTML table generator. The user has a number of interesting options, like size in percentages, color schemes, cell padding and many more options.

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