As you have seen, tables provide flexibility when working with your page designs in Dreamweaver. In Chapter 2, we used simple page-formatting techniques such as line breaks, paragraph and heading formatting, paragraph breaks, lists, and so on to create designs that were limited in the layout and placement of elements within the page.
In this chapter, tables were introduced as an alternative and more realistic method. Tables provide a rich and welcome approach to layout design using a myriad of options available within the Property inspector. In the next chapter, we'll explore other options for structuring and formatting our designs using a more standards-compliant approach in Cascading Style Sheets, more commonly referred by its acronym, CSS. As you will see, CSS provides tremendous flexibility for creating rich layouts and clean page designs.