Centering a layout table

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by mynewromantica, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. mynewromantica macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am really new to Dreamweaver and I am working on a personal website. I am using layout tables to create the pages and I want my layout tables to be centered. How do I get them to do that?
     
  2. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You need to put two tables ontop of each other/ sort of one in the other. You set one with pixels padding from each side and set the other as a percentage. Only watched a tutuorial on it quickly I'm a complete novice.
    I was going to do this; but looking into it tables are old and obsolete now. It's all done by CSS now. Big subject; I'm currently trying to do that at the moment. :eek:
    I would try to do it by CSS because information in tables is not recognised by search engines (google) so you'll have a very poor rating and hard to get traffic.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Google picks up the data from tables, just not as efficiently.
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Try to avoid table based layouts if you can. That being said...

    You'll need to set a width for your table (either using the table tag's width attribute or in the stylesheet), then in your CSS use
    Code:
    table {
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
    }
    Note: Won't work with IE5
     
  5. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Sorry :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    So what is the correct way to layout?:confused:
    I'm assuming something with a background but then how do you position that, I have a navbar I'm doing and struggled so much with it; but thanks to angelwatt, Jim, and Nuxx we managed to get my background image to display. That being said; it's 972px wide by 190px high. I want this to centre on the page, to the desired effect of what this original post was if you understand me :eek:.
    Any help appreciated.:p
     
  6. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    And who uses IE5?
     

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