As you have seen, tables provide flexibility when working with your page designs in Dreamweaver. In Chapter 3, "Building a Web Page," 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.
In this chapter, tables and layout structuring using tables were introduced. As you saw, tables provide a rich and welcome approach to layout design using the myriad options available in Standard, Expanded, and Layout modes. In the next chapter, we'll explore other options for structuring and formatting our designs using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). As you will see, CSS provides tremendous flexibility for creating rich layouts and clean page designs.