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How To Build An HTML Table And Decorate It Tastefully In 5 Easy Steps

By Mrstrongest @mrstrongarm

WordPress editor Cheri Lucas was kind enough to feature me in The Daily Post recently. One of the things I talked about was using HTML, specifically an HTML table,
to create the portfolio thumbnails in my sidebar.

I was also interviewed by Luka Jake Morrell for her art student blog. I noted that even serious subjects can benefit from a light touch, and that I try to give my illustrations
a humorous twist.

It occurred to me that I’ve never seen a joke about an HTML table. There are hundreds
of HTML table tutorials on the web, but no jokes. Clearly this needs to be remedied. So without further ado, here’s how to build an HTML table and then decorate it– tastefully, of course– in 5 simple steps.

letters HTML set up as legs of a table for a visual gag and joke about constructing an HTML table by using the letters HTML to build the table instead of using actual HTML code

illustration showing the letters HTML as legs of a table with a slab on top of them for the table top for a joke about building an HTML table

gravatar of WordPress editor and Daily Post writer Cheri Lucas and how it was used to a create a caricature of Cheri Lucas

bric-a-brac used to decorate table including illustrator Mark Armstrong flower in ink vase, bowl of WordPress icons with letter W which look like oranges with flies buzzing around them, and framed autographed picture of WordPress editor Cheri Lucas

visual gag showing HTML table with letters HTML as table legs and bric-a-brac on table including Mark Armstrong flower, bowl of WordPress icon oranges, and autographed picture of WordPress editor Cheri Lucas

As you can see, building the table is pretty simple. Finding good bric-a-brac is the hard part.  : )

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What do you think? Do flowers really do well in ink? Am I gonna get in trouble for having those two flies buzzing around the WordPress icons? Hope you’ll leave a comment.

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