when using the list dump tag i notice that when you use the unordered list instead of tables you can't tell bc how many products should be in a row. Is this true or am I missing something?
Yep, because your in the world of non tables now. There is no rows or coloumns in list formats.
If you float your LI elements they will go and flow to the width of the container. So what ever that is will be the number of items in that row.
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