Laying Out Pages in Layout Mode

Laying Out Pages in Layout Mode

One common method for creating a page layout is to use HTML tables to position elements. Tables can be difficult to use for layout, however, because they were originally created for displaying tabular data, not for laying out web pages. To streamline the process of using tables for page layout, Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 provides Layout mode.

In Layout mode, you can design your page using tables as the underlying structure, while avoiding some of the problems that often occur when creating table-based designs using traditional means.

This chapter contains these sections:

About Layout mode

Switching from Standard to Layout mode

Drawing in Layout mode

Adding content to a layout cell

Clearing automatically set cell heights

Resizing and moving layout cells and tables

Formatting layout cells and tables

Setting column width

Setting preferences for Layout mode

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Laying Out Pages with CSS
Managing Templates
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly