Ask An Ambassador - Using Tables in Blog Posts

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

If you've ever wanted to use a table within your ActiveRain blog, then this is the post for you to bookmark and study thanks to Dick Greenberg :

Original content by Dick Greenberg EB #1326335

I like using tables. When properly designed, they're an effective way to present certain kinds of information. But you don't see a lot of tables in blog posts, and there's a good reason for that - they're really hard to get right. If you're an HTML master, you can probably do it with only minimal mumbling to yourself, but for the rest of us, it can be a daunting challenge.

 

Several years ago, I discovered a reasonable workaround*, using Excel and ScribeFire, that makes it a lot easier to include something like this in your posts:

 

      Address: Style: Sq.Ft. Bedrooms: Price:
Active:              
  1310   Crabapple Ranch 3267 3 $410,000
  5293   Apricot Ranch 3600 4 $480,000
  1149   Coral Burst Ranch 4764 5 $650,000
Pending:              
  5253   Fallgold Ranch 4310 4 $549,900
Sold:              
  5035   Apricot Ranch 3248 5 $386,165
  5250   Apricot Ranch 3324 3 $390,000
  5225   Apricot Ranch 3484 3 $395,777
  5235   Apricot Ranch 3588 3 $400,000
  1270   Crabapple Ranch 3416 3 $410,000
  1319   Crabapple Ranch 3484 3 $410,779
  5233   Apricot Ranch 3484 5 $430,000
  5255   Apricot Ranch 3763 4 $431,750
  5135   Apricot Ranch 3452 5 $437,300
  5215   Crabapple Ranch 3400 4 $450,153
  5285   Apricot Ranch 3603 4 $477,360
  1106   Coral Burst Ranch 4400 3 $530,500
  5118   Apricot Ranch 4456 5 $565,000
  5275   Fallgold Ranch 5018 4 $581,481
  1115   Coral Burst Ranch 5266 4 $610,000


I've wanted to share how to do this, but trying to write it all out with screencaps doesn't work particularly well - it's long and complicated that way, and you wouldn't read it unless you were really, really desperate to do a table. And then it occurred to me - why don't I just show you. I've always wanted to do one of those screencast videos, so I reached out to our resident tech expert, Craig Daniels who turned me on to Screencast-o-matic, a free program for creating video tutorials. It works great and is really easy to use

 

So here's my tutorial for including a nice looking table in your blog posts (easier to see what's going on in full-screen):

 

 

Note: You're going to need ScribeFire, a great formatting add-on for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and whatever passes for IE these days. You should already be using it, but if you're not, here's a link to a post I wrote about it not long ago.

 

*If there's a super easy other way to do tables besides just saying to hell with it and using a jpeg, and I've been going through all this unnecessarily for so long, please don't tell me - I don't want to know.

Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

Data Source: IRES MLS

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Roy Kelley
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This is an excellent selection for a reblog and helpful information to share.

Nov 20, 2016 08:39 AM #1
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Lou Ludwig
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Gabe

Great re-post on using tables and in our ActiveRain post.

Good luck and success,

Lou Ludwig

Nov 20, 2016 09:42 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders - I always wonder how others are creating those great tables in their posts, so this was a great choice for a re-blog!

Nov 20, 2016 03:24 PM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one.

Nov 20, 2016 08:20 PM #4
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It's good to have all your things in order for whatever your meeting with your client as far as whatever their needs are

Nov 21, 2016 03:57 PM #5
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I think I commented on the wrong blog post comment box. If I did, I already apologize LOL

Nov 21, 2016 03:58 PM #6
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Hi Gabe:  Hope I can learn and create something that looks really great for my market here. Thanks for the re-blog!

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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

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Thanks. Your comments are always appreciated!

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