Contrary to popular belief, tables are not evil. They are however misunderstood. A common theme amongst newer web designers is to chase the tables down with a pitchfork and burn them, never to seen again. However I’m here to tell you there is another way – learn to use them.
It has pros and cons (a lot of cons) but so does everything else. I’m not condoning the use of tables for general website layout purposes but there at least are two specific times where you’ll want to use them. Put down your pitchfork and get to know the table – data’s best friend.