I'm an old-school html hacker, who's used to doing most formatting with tables - but I've found that that gets me in trouble in WordPress, so I'm trying to update my repertoire. I'm sure there's a best practice for achieving the effect I'm after - would you enlighten me?
I'm trying to format a post with multiple images, flowing text around images that are alternatingly aligned to the left and to the right. As long as I blabber on long enough about each picture so that the paragraph flows around the entire image, that works just fine, using the align=left/right attributes on the img tag. But what to do if the text stops halfway down image number one, and I want to present image number two with some text about it? Without resorting to dubious hacks, such as inserting manual blank space (or, in my case, periods, because WordPress chooses to strip out any <p></p> or <.br/> tags I try to place), the second bit of text starts alongside the first one, and the images overlap. Example.
I'd appreciate any pointers.