Learn the limitations of in its formatting Options in creating a web page design.
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I like to call this section, “Why cannot I just put things where I want them.” If you have been following along and playing around and find it a little dull to have one image after another like this. You might be wondering why you cannot just move that image right, well okay you can move it up next to here but if you want space between here or if you want it to stager the images or maybe have two images side by side and then maybe have this caption underneath that one you cannot.
You start moving things around and see I even lost the formatting because down here somewhere in that H tag I lost when I moved it. So like I said, this is the section about why cannot I put things where I want and it is probably one of the number one frustrations I hear from people who are brands thinking new to web design because it seems like you should be able to just drag things around on the page and they should just stay where you put them but that is not how HTML works.
So before you get upset at Expression Web for not putting things where you want them, you really should step back and learn some general things about how web design works and the many different ways there are to create page layouts using HTML and CSS and other web technologies. Because basic HTML is extremely limited in its formatting options yes, you can center some things using the center tag. Yes you can wrapped text around an image using the alignment options that we saw earlier but if you really want to create a cool design you are going to need to use features like layers, or tables, or CSS and before you even start learning those. I think it is really helpful to have a sense of what you can do with each of those options.
As I hope you see in this lesson inserting the images was relatively easy, adding some text and doing a little formatting even creating links is a pretty simple process. But creating complex page layouts is where web designs gets really complicated and in a hurry and as you learn in the next chapter there are many ways to design a web page.