Why use tables at all?
Tables can used for two purposes:
- Presenting data.
- Positioning things on your webpage.
Either way, the WYSIWYG editor can help you.
TIP: You really shouldn’t use tables to position large sections of a Page. Instead, check out Adding a Custom Layout to a Page.
Purpose 1: Presenting data.
Use a table if you have data that is best shown in rows & columns, like sales by employee over a period of time.
Purpose 2: Positioning things on a webpage.
If you want to lay out pictures on a webpage, or position two or more things next to each other, you can use an invisible table.
Look at the example in the figure. In the Sublists section, I showed you two lists next to each other. Those lists were actually in a table with invisible borders. The figure shows the same table, but with invisible borders showing. By using a table, I could easily position the lists next to each other.
TIP: Again, for small things, using tables for layout is fine. But you really shouldn’t use tables to position large sections of a Page. Instead, check out Adding a Custom Layout to a Page.