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I'm trying to make a link directory.
In short, It's going to have 9 categories and I want it to look like this:

_ _ _
_ _ _
_ _ _


At first, I made a 3x3 table. But when anyone submits a link, it breaks the whole thing. :shifty: You know?

If someone adds a link to the middle category... Enough of my n00bness already, I think you know what I'm saying.

Thank you. :)

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Umm, i'm not really sure what your saying here. But I think the solution is to not use a 3x3 table. Try a 3x1 table instead.

i.e. COL1 COL2 COL3

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I really don't understand either, but if you have a number of entry's not equal to a multiple of 3, you will have to calculate the left overs with the "mod" function if it is a dynamic webpage, and then add in an entry for the left over table datas <td>s.

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Well if I understand what you are trying to do you need to create a table. Create one table to lock your format and inside create another table that has three rows.

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No no no, let me find similiar link page and I'll get back to you.

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Ok, here's a similiar page:
http://www.art-bridge.com/directory/abdir.htm

Do you mean a webpage in the following format:

----------------------
|....|...........|...|
|....|...........|...|
|....|...........|...|
|....|...........|...|
|....|...........|...|
|....|...........|...|
----------------------

Where the red is one section, the blue is another, and the green is a third?

You should use Tables inside of Tables.

<TABLE>
   <TR>
       <TD>
          Column 1 Here
       </TD>
       <TD>
          Column 2 Here
       </TD>
       <TD>
          Column 3 Here
       </TD>
   </TR>
</TABLE>

You can replace column 1, 2, and 3 with more tables to hold information.

Column 2 could equal =

<Table>
     <tr>
          <th>Table in the middle</th>
     </tr>
     <tr>
          <td>Some information of the table</td>
     </tr>
</Table>
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So whats the issue when people add links?

But this page just uses lots of tables to structure everything... basically like this:

<table width="100%">
   <tr>
      <td width="150" bgcolor="black"><font color="white">left column</font></td>
      <td width="650" bgcolor="blue"><font color="white">center column</font></td>
      <td width="150" bgcolor="red"><font color="white">right column</font></td>
   </tr>
</table>

And you can fill the cells in the table to add more levels of formatting...

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well, alpha_foobar, I wanted to put a horizontal row of affiliates down the left side.
But when I tested it and added some links, it pushed the tables in the middle down. :(

So it's like, the ultimate goal is to have three collums- where changes made in 1 column do not effect the other 2.

Ya know?


I can design a mock-up in photoshop of what I'm going for if you guys have the patience to show me how to implement it.

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add this to the <td> tag for column 2,

<td valign=top>

That way when u add links to the left, the stuff in the middle stays top aligned.

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add this to the <td> tag for column 2,

<td valign=top>

That way when u add links to the left, the stuff in the middle stays top aligned.

the thing is, all 9 categories are going to expand downward when users submit links... should I add that to all of them?

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You can look at my site, shown in my signature, for an example of 3-column layout using CSS, instead of tables. The middle column expands or shrinks with the size of the browser.

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No, I mean using CSS. Sure, I'm using DIVs to contain the content, but "using DIVs" doesn't give you columns. One has to use CSS to achieve that effect.

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You can look at my site, shown in my signature, for an example of 3-column layout using CSS, instead of tables. The middle column expands or shrinks with the size of the browser.

That's essentialy what I'm trying to do.

Can I build off yours? I won't look anything like it in the end, I promise. :p

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