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html table trick magicman
I'm new at SEO work and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me step-by-step how the table trick works and where the coding is placed on the page.
Huh?! WHAT table trick? A trick to accomplish what? highman
Is this [ delorie.com] what you mean ? mark_roach
I think magicman is probably refering to using a table so that the code for a left hand side menu appears after main body of the text. I am sure this has come up before, but I can't find in the forums.
Probably goes something like this:
<tr> <td> 1x1 spacer gif </td> <td rowspan=2> main page text </td> </tr> <tr> <td> menu </td> </tr> </table>
I could be way off base though.
We discussed the old table trick in this thread [ webmasterworld.com]. [ edited by: tedster at 4:17 am (utc) on Dec. 3, 2004] ggrot
or put your navbar on the right side. thats what i do. people read left to right...id rather them see the page content THEN the navigation. magicman
I Would like to say a big thank you for helping me guys! Bolotomus
Ahhhhh.... very interesting. However, I hate it. Rowspan?! Yuck!
I am skeptical of the premise that the search engine is better off reading the body of the page before the navigation elements instead of after.
I think it depends on the site, what kind of searches you are expecting and optimizing for, and what your navigation area looks like.