The
Get Out of the Rut Club
Newsletter



Volume # I no4

This is the Forth newsletter of the First Volume. We said we want to develop a thread aimed at helping people get started in anything/something as a home business. There will be an emphasis in writing and there is a good reason for this. The sooner you start the better off you will be.

On our agenda;
1) Develop departments
2) Bring you to the Steps Page
3) Set a template to start each weeks newsletter.
4) Continue to show and teach the HTML code.

Using the <div align="center"><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div>
I put things back in the center and showcase the Times New Roman font

Times New Roman
Looks just like the default font doesn't it.
So we will close the font.


The HTML code of the day is
the table tag or<table></table>.


Here is some code that sets up a table.
<table width="75%" border="2">
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>

This is what it should look like.

     
     


The td of the <td> tag stands for table data and whatever is wrapped by the<td>portray this</td> is what will be portrayed in the table cell. The characters (&nbsp;) are a place keeper for the a space characters and is needed when a cell needs to be blank as a single space character is overlooked when it is the only character in the cell.

Let's place letter characters in the cells so we can better see what all this does.
Here's why, the value of the attribute (border) defaults at "2" and this is the case for two other attributes if they are not included.
They are cellspacing and cellpadding

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG

This table is produce with this code.
<table width="75%" border="2">
<tr>
<td>AAAAAA</td>
<td>BBBBBB</td>
<td>CCCCCC</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>EEEEEE</td>
<td>FFFFFF</td>
<td>GGGGGG</td>
</tr>
</table>

Here is the table tag with attributes for cellspacing and cellpadding included.

<Table width="75%" border="2" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2">

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG


Change the cellspacing from 2 to 10 and see what happens.
<Table width="75%" border="2" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="2">

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG


Let's put cellspacing back to 2 and this time change cellpadding.
<Table width="75%" border="2" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="10">

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG


This time set both to 10.
<Table width="75%" border="2" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="10">

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG


Now while we are at this let's change the border value as well.
<Table width="75%" border="10" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="10">

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG


We will go back to the 2 values, now what if you need a new cell.
<Table width="75%" border="2" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2">

First Row

<tr>
<td>AAAAAA</td>
<td>BBBBBB</td>
<td>CCCCCC</td>
<td>DDDDDD</td>
</tr>

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC DDDDDD
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG
See now a missing cell not an empty cell.

We can make the "G" cell take up two spots
with an (colspan) attribute in "G" cell's <td> tag.

<td colspan="2">GGGGGG</td>

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC DDDDDD
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG

We can instead make the "D" cell take up two spots vertically
with an (rowspan) attribute in "D" cell's <td> tag.

<td rowspan="2">DDDDDD</td>

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC DDDDDD
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG

Now one last way which brings us home and that is to
FILL the missing cell with an empty cell by means of the place keeper.

<Td>&nbsp;</td>

AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC DDDDDD
EEEEEE FFFFFF GGGGGG  

There it is, that is the basics of the table tag.


1) My favorite Bookmarks dept.

2) Start my home biz now dept.

3) HTML special dept.


This has to be it for now we are getting long in the tooth here.
We set the link to the Validator so that it will be there on the archived page.
That is where we will use it.

Don't forget the spellchecker.

Then archive to a web page.
Archived newsletter
<http://metaphorman.tripod.com/vol1/vIno4.html>


We use the Validator on the achived page and make any changes the Validator recomends.

As before, communicate to me by replying to this e-mail account or at alainelj@yahoo.com and to alert me to discontinue,
reply to this e-mail here and put Remove in the subject box.

The code that makes this link is:
<a href="mailto:newsltr@alvolyn.ws?subject=Remove">and put Remove</a>

Best Regards
Alain Lareau

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