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Tables Within Tables
Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 5:23pm (CST)
So here's the deal. I went back to my site and just had this obsession again to change one tiny little thing to my site. I wanted the corners of my pages to be rounder. You wouldn't believe how hard that was to figure out! I figured it would be a simple matter of adding a table or row and adding three images. One for the upper left corner and one for the upper right and a cell in the middle that linked the two images together seemlessly.
The problem was that there were spaces between cells that I couldn't seem to get rid of even though I had specified in the table that I wanted there to be no cellpadding or spacing or margins or whatever. Then I discovered countless cells, rows and tables that either were not closed or had no beginning. To make matters worse the more I opened them the more tangled the mess became!
I think that the problem was that for each new table I create I need to specify that I do not want any cellpadding. The other problem was that when another cell is just below another cell in the same table and the top cell is an image of a predetermined length the larger of the two cells will stretch the smaller one so as to make them both uniform.
After I figured that all out I found myself able to look at the code of the most tangled mess and untie it and fix all of the loop holes with ease as if it were a children's book! Oi! I can work on the rest now. Now I know what I want to do now and how to do it, but there are some things that I have been neglecting that I want to get to like reading. I will try to work on the rest of the the pages here and there over the next week or so.
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