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    FireFox table gaps
    I'm working on a website in Dreamweaver 8 and when I preview it in FF (firefox) it has huge gaps in the tables, it doesn't do this in IE (internet explorer). I know you're supposed to make it look right in FF and it will work in everything else, but I can't see what's wrong.

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    Well, if you are setting the column widths, you may have gaps if the browser window's width is different than what you are testing in.

    Depending on where the gaps are you are referring to (in the cells? between cells?) you could set the cellpadding and cellspacing values to a set number rather than letting each browser default to a value.

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    You shouldn't use tables to create a layout, you should use tables to create tables (like a table with data in it, like Excel makes them).

    Element abuse almost always leads to bad display. I don't know how Dreamweaver can mend this, but it's where the problem lies.

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    hed have to use css, i still dont know it but its pretty easy. its incorporated into the new dreamweaver. however i dont know it i focus on flash more.

    if you have alot of drive id recommend using css its amazing, and you can do alot more.

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    i briefly looked at your code (im at work) wondering if your problem lies in mixing percents for size with pixels?...

    i just looked quick i could be wrong.

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    It's ok to mix them as long as you aren't trying to mix them in cells in the same row. A table can have a px value, but the columns are percentages of that set width.

    I see now that you do have the cellpadding/etc values set, but why are all the cells set to have a height of 0 when they are clearly not empty? And yes, CSS is a must to learn. It would help tidy that up a bit.

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    I really need to learn css layout, I have taught myself since I was about 10 so I didn't necessarily learn the best ways around problems.

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    Well, basically CSS just lets you store settings under a name so that you don't have to change settings all over the place when you need to update a layout. You can store them in the same HTML page, but it makes more sense to create a separate CSS file that you can link into any page you need it in.

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    Finn, what is it supposed to look like? It's hard to know what's wrong - and how to fix it.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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