Tables are the basic structure of any email. The main table creates the frame for the content and helps tell email clients where the text and images belong using alignment. Imagine a spreadsheet with columns and rows except it's just that you are coding the frame and adding the content.
Tables have several tags that help define them. Table Row <tr> tags define a section across the table. Table Data <td> tags are like the cells (columns) in a spreadsheet and go across the table row. There can be any number of sections in a row and any number of rows in the table.
Keep in mind, each tag must have a tag that is closed using a forward slash before the type of tag. The tags must also be closed in the same order that they were first added.
Here is an example for the closing tags in a simple table:
<table> <tr> <td> Your content is added here </td> </tr> </table>
The forward slash in the closing tags on the right side of the content tells the email client that the content for that section has ended.
Here is an example of a table with three columns and two rows. You can see how the tags are nested starting with the <table> tag, then the <tr>table row tag, and then the <td>table data tag.
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