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HTML Tables II: Table and cell widths

HTML table
Getting HTML tables to look good can be a difficult task. This course (the second in a three-course series) explains how to manage the widths of tables and their cells using Microsoft® Office FrontPage® 2003.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Specify the width of a table.
  • Specify the width of a cell.
  • Understand why table widths and cell widths can change unexpectedly.
  • Insert spacer GIFs to prevent such surprises.

Before you begin

Before you start, we recommend taking the course HTML Tables I: Basic concepts. Also, we recommend having the following:

  • A basic knowledge of HTML.
  • A basic knowledge of opening, editing, and saving HTML pages.
  • A basic knowledge of inserting images.

It's probably fair to say that one of the most misunderstood elements in Web design is HTML tables. In fact, the most difficult part usually involves controlling the width of your tables.

This course will focus on table and cell widths. When you're done, you'll understand how to manage them effectively. You'll also have the basic principles necessary for using HTML tables for page layout.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then, click the Next button to start the first lesson.

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