View Full Version : 2 tables side by side. possible?

09-25-2002, 07:09 AM
I want to do this like below. I know i could just make that left side table another column but if i can make it another table it makes things much much easier with that i'm doing.


how do you do it though? is it possible

09-25-2002, 08:26 AM
So you can't really do that , i'll just have to basically put the tables in two cells side by side.

In terms of putting tables inside tables, is there a limt to how many times? I mean apart from it being very complicated can it cause errors etc?


09-25-2002, 08:47 AM
The more tables you nest, the longer it takes for a browser to render them. Browsers don't like nested tables.
A member of this forum once made a page with about 50 tables on it, nested 8 levels deep. NN displayed only the header of the page and then stopped rendering. So, as a rule, never nest more then 3 levels deep.

09-25-2002, 11:18 AM
have you considered using frames? you could do four or just split the page in 2 and just have the top one as a header? I know a lot of people don't like frames but its an option I would consider. You then have the option of loading content into specific frames without reloading the others also, and it would almost certainly minimize the complexity of the page.

09-25-2002, 11:29 AM
You could have the top table, and then tables 2 and 1, like:

<table width="100%" id="top"></table>

<table id="table2" align="left"></table>

<table id="table1"></table>

And it would come out like your picture

09-25-2002, 12:48 PM
thanks for the info. I'm going to try those frames now, i earlier made it nested. I only went 3 levels deep though so i think it's o.k :)