In the old days, we have used HTML table to layout a page instead of using CSS.
Using the earlier example, we could layout a 2-paragraph page using a table.
The main line that I have used to span the picture is:
<th rowspan="3"><img src='http://bit.ly/1pPwfzV' width='300' height='300'></th>
where I have used a rowspan of 3 and specify the width and height of the image to be 300px.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head lang='en'> <meta charset='UTF-8'> <title>Codecrawl.com-HTML Table</title> </head> <body> <table border='0' width='100%'> <tr> <th align='left'>Oasis-The Formation</th> <th rowspan="3"><img src='http://bit.ly/1pPwfzV' width='300' height='300'></th> </tr> <tr> <td>Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group called the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oasis played their first ever live gig on 18 August 1991 at the Boardwalk club in Manchester. Liam's brother Noel Gallagher, who was a roadie for Inspiral Carpets, went with the band to watch his younger brother's band play. Whilst Noel and his friends did not think Oasis sounded particularly spectacular, he did begin to consider the possibility of using his brother's group as a possible outlet for a series of songs he had been writing for several years. </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>