How to Code Tables in HTML


HTML 101: How to Create Web Pages With HTMLEpisode Six

Tables are an important way to structure information on a web page, but they can be tricky, even with WYSIWYG editors such as Dreamweaver. It’s important to know how to code and tweak tables in HTML so they come out looking the way you want.

In this video you’ll learn:

  • How to plan your table structure
  • The basic table tags
  • Attributes for table tags, such as border, width, cellpadding, cellspacing, align, valign and caption
  • How to use the TH tag to reduce coding

Flash video: 9:43 in duration

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  1. This is just Amazing!

    Keep adding videos! I am watching all of them.

    By the way, which Video recording software are you using? Mind to share? It is clean and fast.

    Thank you for maintaining such a great site.

    Daniel!

  2. Hello Daniel. I’m so glad you like what you’ve seen. We use a program Called Camtasia Studio. It’s a fantastic program.

    Be sure to ask me any questions you like. We’re always here.

    Regards
    Shane

  3. Ah! Camtasia Studio! But you really did make it look so good that I can’t even recognize it is from Camtasia Studio!

    And you reply is fast!

    Hmm, maybe you can create another video teaching how to use Camtasia Studio and style it so nice-looking, just kidding. Well done!

    And thank you!

    Daniel!

  4. Thanks Daniel. I think with any presentation tool, the more time you put into it the better your output looks. There are people who slap together something real quick with Camtasia and it shows. To do it well, though, a person needs to buy the Camtasia Studio book (or just tinker the heck out of the program with trial and error until they master it), storyboard their ideas, create their script, get a good mic, and then create the file.

    Yes, this can take upwards to 12 hours to do a 9 minute video, but it’s worth it in the end. Check out some of Chris’ videos; he uses flash and video clips, too, which makes it even that much more time consuming and challenging, and his videos are top notch.

    It’s a labor of love, but we love it, and we’re glad you do, too.

    Regards
    Shane

  5. Hi,

    Thanks for the lovely screencast and love to learn for you guys. I really appreciate your webcasts. As a newbie in the blogosophere it would be great if you can post a video on Technorati Tags and more on customizations of Cutline !!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Menon. Those topics that you suggest, I’m sure, are in the future. Chris will probably cover those since he was the creator of Cutline.

    Regards
    Shane

  7. Adam, I don’t know how to take your comment.

    I’ve taught adult computer classes in front of people for over 3 years. I’ve coded for over 10. I’ve also seen the “natural” screencasters achieve the naturalness that you speak of, but they are all over the place, fumbling and bumbling and covering their mistakes with nervous laughter.

    The reason for this is, it’s simply too hard to cover all the points you want to cover while doing the steps at the same time freestyle.

    So, yes I set up a story board before hand, as is recommended in the Camtasia User Guide, and as is standard practice for all radio and television programming.

    The script I read is just a rough, though. I ad-lib and use alternate words simply because when you’re thinking about text before hand, it’s different than when you are recording. When you record, you say words that feel best naturally. So, I don’t know how much more natural I can get, without mumbling, stumbling, and making the videos twice as long because I have to about what to say next.

    If you leave a website link, with your name instead of an anonymous post, or some links to more natural screencasters, you will have much more credibility and appear much more sincere that you don’t now. As a commenter, that’s a much more natural way to interact with other human beings.

    Regards
    Shane

  8. Thank you Siddharta. I like to keep it simple. Too many times when I tried to learn a new topic, the book, trainer, or class material made assumptions – that’s the number 1 no-no. I always thought there was a better way to teach, so I did just that; taught computer classes for three years using the simple and clear method.

    Keep watching.
    Regards
    Shane

  9. Hi Shane

    Great site. ive always wanted to create my own website, but never had the confidence, until now. thanks so much and keep up the good work. as soon as ive created my web site il post you a link.

    Thanks

    Muz

  10. Hey there Shane! (Sir, I should call you..:D)
    I wanted a real cool blog template for my blog, AdiSphere (www.adisphere.blogspot.com), but none of them satisfy me, so I wanted to create my own…so I started learning “HTML” , so now I know the basics and I have also checked out other templates’ HTML just to learn how to make one…but I still dont understand how to create one!! Please, sir , I beg you…can you please tell me how to create a blog template (I am sure you know how to…with your experience)
    or also if you feel sending an email more convinient :
    [email protected]

    And about your tutorials : That’s how I learnt HTML! Your explanations are so clear that there’s nothing like “Oh, I cant understand it!” 😀
    And thanks to you now I know all basic html and have also created anumber of forms for beginners!

    Please do tell me how to create a blog template!
    P.S – I’m only 14….lol..

    Awaiting for your reply,
    Sudha

  11. Hey there Shane! (Sir, I should call you..:D)
    I wanted a real cool blog template for my blog, AdiSphere (www.adisphere.blogspot.com), but none of them satisfy me, so I wanted to create my own…so I started learning “HTML” , so now I know the basics and I have also checked out other templates’ HTML just to learn how to make one…but I still dont understand how to create one!! Please, sir , I beg you…can you please tell me how to create a blog template (I am sure you know how to…with your experience)
    or also if you feel sending an email more convinient :
    [email protected]

    And about your tutorials : That’s how I learnt HTML! Your explanations are so clear that there’s nothing like “Oh, I cant understand it!” 😀
    And thanks to you now I know all basic html and have also created anumber of forms for beginners!

    Please do tell me how to create a blog template!

    Awaiting for your reply,
    Sudha

  12. This is really nice, so far the best HTML teaching in no time, one cut learn HTML in one hour. Much better then reading a book, this is much more direct. Keep it up…
    thanks for the vids

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    Rita