Tables allow better positioning of text and graphics, as well as generally better control of many other aspects of page layout.

Tables can be aligned center, left, or right, and have border width, border spacing, and cell padding specified. Table 1 is centered, with a border width of 1 pixel, border spacing of 1 pixel, and cell padding of 5 pixels. This particular table does not have a maximum or minimum width specified; the browser will automatically size it.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
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Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

Table 2 is left aligned, set at 75% of the browser window, with a border width of 2 pixels, border spacing of 1 pixel, and cell padding of 2 pixels.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
---|---|---|

Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

Notice how the text wraps around tables that are set to left or right alignment; This allows you to create some interesting effects with graphics and other page elements.

Table 3 is right aligned, at 75% of the browser window, with a border width of 5 pixels, border spacing of 1 pixel, and cell padding of 5 pixels.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
---|---|---|

Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

Notice how the text wraps around tables that are set to left or right alignment; This allows you to create some interesting effects with graphics and other page elements.

Table 4 is centered, at 55% of the browser window, with a border width of 1 pixel, border spacing of 1 pixel, and cell padding of 5 pixels. In this table, though, two of the rows span multiple columns and one spans the entire table, while one column takes two rows.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
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Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

One Column Head, Row Four | Two Columns Spanned, Row Four | |

Left Column, Row Five | Center Column, Row Five | Right Column, Row Five |

Two Columns Spanned, Row Six | One Column Head, Row Six | |

Left Column, Row Seven | Center Column, Row Seven | Right Column, Row Seven |

All Columns Spanned, Row Eight | ||

Left Column, Row Nine | Center Column, Row Nine | Right Column, Row Nine |

Notice how the text doesn't wrap around tables that are centered; this breaks text into very distinct chunks.

Table 5 is centered, at 75% of the browser window, with no border or border spacing, and cell padding of 5 pixels. In this table, though, two of the rows span multple columns and one spans the entire table.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
---|---|---|

Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

One Column Head, Row Four | Two Columns Spanned, Row Four | |

Left Column, Row Five | Center Column, Row Five | Right Column, Row Five |

Two Columns Spanned, Row Six | One Column Head, Row Six | |

Left Column, Row Seven | Center Column, Row Seven | Right Column, Row Seven |

All Columns Spanned, Row Eight | ||

Left Column, Row Nine | Center Column, Row Nine | Right Column, Row Nine |

Table 6 is centered, at 75% of the browser window, with no border or border spacing, and cell padding of 5 pixels. We have column spanning and multiple colors in use.

Left Column, Row One | Center Column, Row One | Right Column, Row One |
---|---|---|

Left Column, Row Two | Center Column, Row Two | Right Column, Row Two |

Left Column, Row Three | Center Column, Row Three | Right Column, Row Three |

One Column Head, Row Four | Two Columns Spanned, Row Four | |

Left Column, Row Five | Center Column, Row Five | Right Column, Row Five |

Two Columns Spanned, Row Six | One Column Head, Row Six | |

Left Column, Row Seven | Center Column, Row Seven | Right Column, Row Seven |

All Columns Spanned, Row Eight | ||

Left Column, Row Nine | Center Column, Row Nine | Right Column, Row Nine |

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