Layout table and cells grid lines

Layout table and cells grid lines

When you draw a layout cell in a layout table, a light grid of lines appears, extending from the edges of any new layout cell out to the edges of the layout table that contains it. These lines help you align new cells with old cells, and help you visualize the underlying HTML table’s structure.

Dreamweaver automatically snaps the edges of new cells into alignment with nearby edges of existing cells. (Layout cells cannot overlap.) Cell edges also automatically snap to the edges of the containing layout table if you draw a cell close to the edge of a table.

You can also use the Dreamweaver grid, which is set and doesn’t change based on the placement of cells, to help you lay out your page (see Using a tracing image).

Related topics

  • About 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