T is for Table
The humble table element has come in for a lot of criticism from those
who want to sing the praises of CSS.
We're told that the table was created to hold tabular data and
not to be used for the design layout of the webpage, which is what
it is used for.
Well, it works quite well as a layout tool and once
you're used to it, it is easy to use, again and again.
There are 3 bits to the HTML table. The opening and closing <table>
tags, the table row tags <tr>, and the table data tags <td>. It gets
more complicated when you want to merge some cells and need to use
the colspan attribute.
But, in truth, most people will be using a web authoring tool of some
sort and will hardly notice the difference.
It will be a long time yet before the tables are turned.