i have been learning about arrays since i read your excellent suggestions.
i am usually wrong when i make a guess, but i think an array will work for me best (it seems the simplest data input format, and data retrieval also).
i have started working it into my HTML doc. but before i get too far along, i will need to explore how to insert this tabulated data into a div, that is, in the correct places in the div.
my webpage is pretty simple. i have 3 columns and 5 rows of thumbnails on the left side of the page, each one is a button with an image (thumb) on it. when a thumb is clicked, a function displays a larger version of the thumb in a div on the right side of the page. no links. but i have to have as many div's for the big pictures as for the buttons. maybe that isn't the best way.
in writing this i realize that i have always been apprehensive about creating "objects", and maybe your first suggestion is even better. i like the text being next to the, field i guess. this is long winded so i will end it. any thoughts on placing object fields into div fields ?