Using tables for data


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Using tables for data

>> Earlier we talked about why we shouldn't use tables for layout, but instead use a layout created with DIVs and controlled by CSS. However, that doesn't mean that we should never use tables at all. They're the appropriate semantic element to use anytime we have data that we need to present. If we didn't use tables to markup data, we would actually be decreasing the accessibility of our pages. Data that has a two way relationship can be considered tabular data. This means that if you place the data in a grid, each block would be related to the blocks above and below it, as well as to each side of it.

By using this proper structure of a table, you can make these relationships between pieces of information clear, not just to sighted users, but to screen reader users as well. If you're following along with the exercise files, we have residents.html open in Dreamweaver. It's located in the 07_01 folder of the chapter seven exercise files. This is the same resident'...

Using tables for data
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