March 5, 2011
You might wonder why you want to do this. I like to use tables because they allow me to have lots of websites and information on my classroom blog…without making my students have to scroll down tons of page.
I use image links for all of my websites in the content areas for my students and their families…I like the visual better than a list of links for my students. My actual link list is pretty small, as you can see (in the right sidebar in this picture).
I knew how to make tables in Dreamweaver, but wasn’t sure about them in Blogger. Then, I found this really cool site that generates tables: 2 Create a Website. This website lets you customize your table completely and generates the code for you to enter it in your blog/website. Here are the steps:
1. Head over to 2 Create a Website. You will see the same screen shown to the left.
2. Fill out the form. When using images, I generally create 2 or 3 columns. I keep the border size at 0, since I don’t like the look of the borders on my class blog. You can set it at a different value, however, and select a color for the border as well. I entered #FFFFFF for the Border Color and Background Color, to keep everything white, but you can look up hex color charts and experiment with different colors. There’s a ton of color charts online. For the width of the table, you might have to play around with it and try different sizes to fit your blog page nicely. I generally use anywhere between 620 to 720 pixels.
Then, paste your table code in.
It’s pretty simple once you get started and tables open up a lot of new ways to set up your blog page.
Would you try this? I would love to see it if you decide to try it out!