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Nesting: Helpful HTML Code for Simple Tables

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I was pointed to this great article by one of our Content Contributors. It’s about Nesting, or what some have called “tables within tables.” If you use graphics, bullet points or numbering in table cells, this article can help you better organize your content.

Nesting HTML Tables Tutorial

In your E Web Edit Pro toolbar, click on the View Source button, circled in the image. This will switch it to HTML view. Simply copy and paste the HTML code, and click on the button directly to the left of the View Source button to switch back to normal view.

I hope you find this article as valuable as I have.

click the button to switch to HTML view

The button switches to HTML view.

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Written by uclaportal

November 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Content Strategy: What is it?

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I read an outstanding article today and I must share it with you. Rachel Lovinger, a Content Strategy Lead for Razorfish, contributed the below article to boxesandarrows.com, a site dedicated to the practice, innovation and discussion of design. In it, Lovinger shares valuable insight into the ideology behind content in new media.

Of particular importance:
“How did the need for detailed focus on content emerge in the heavily visually oriented field of web design? As website functionality has increased and web users have become savvier, sites have had to meet the demand for sophisticated interaction and more content to support it. But simply more content won’t do; it has to be accurate and relevant. It has to be meaningful.”

I hope you enjoy her thoughts as much as I have.

Link to boxesandarrows.com article by Rachel Lovinger

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November 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Posted in Best Practices